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Kanji: 寒 cold (temperature--not to the touch)

JLPT N4 | 12 Strokes

On:  かん
Kun:
さむ.い

Meaning: cold (temperature--not to the touch)

Kanji Parts: 

  • 宀 roof
  • 井 (drinking) well
  • 一 one; floor
  • ハ eight; legs
  • 冫 ice

Mnemonic Story: 

You know it's cold under your roof 宀 when it feels like you are sitting at a well's 井 floor 一 with your legs ハ on ice 冫.

Examples:

  • 寒中【かんちゅう】 mid-winter; cold season
  • 肌寒い【はださむい】 chilly; unpleasantly cold
  • 薄ら寒い【うすらさむい】 chilly; rather cold
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