With winter on the way we thought we’d let you know a few Japanese words that can help you in surviving! We know a few of our subscribers are studying Japanese, so every little helps.
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ふゆ (Fuyu) – Winter
さむい (Samui) – Cold
こたつ (Kotatsu) – A Japanese table heater. Traditionally people would sit down with their legs under one of these to keep warm.
ゆき (Yuki) – Snow
おおゆき (Ooyuki) – Heavy Snow
こおり (Koori) – Ice
ストーブ (Sutobu) – A Fireplace / Heater
クジラ (Kujira) – Whale
ゆきだるま (Yukidaruma) – Snowman
しも (Shimo) – Frost
てぶくろ (Tebukuro) – Gloves
マフラー (Mafuraa) – Scarf
Good luck and keep trying to build your vocabulary!