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寒中水泳 (かんちゅうすいえい)

swimming in the middle of winter

寒中水泳
kan chuu sui ei
swimming in the middle of winter; a midwinter swim

寒 kan cold
中 chuu middle, in the midst of
水 sui water
泳 ei swimming

寒い samui - cold (weather) [B]
勉強中 benkyou chuu - while studying, in the midst of studying [I]
水中 sui chuu - underwater [I]
水曜日 sui you bi - Wednesday [B]

At last! Harold's induction to the Polar Bear Club will be complete...

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趣味(しゅみ)ですか?読書(どくしょ)切手収集(きってしゅうしゅう)寒中水泳(かんちゅうすいえい)です。

shumi desu ka? dokusho to kitte shuushuu to kanchuusuiei desu.
My hobbies? They are reading books, collecting stamps and swimming in the dead of winter.

  • 趣味 shumi - hobby
  • 趣味ですか? shumi desu ka? - what is (my) hobby? [The person is repeating a question asked to himself.]
  • 読書 doku sho - reading books
  • 切手 kitte - postal stamp
  • 切手収集 kitte shuu shuu - collecting stamps

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