VIDEO| Speakin' Japanese: Don't catch a cold!

VIDEO| Speakin' Japanese: Don't catch a cold!

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Okinawa

We're in the midst of January, the coldest time of the year.

Stay safe and warm and don't catch a cold.

Today's Japanese phrase:

“Kazewo hikanaide!” 風邪をひかないで! =  Don't catch a cold!  

“kaze" 風邪 = a cold, ".. wo hiku" ひく = get/catch/draw..  "naide" ないで = don't be/get

To make it more polite, you can add "kudasai" (means please) to the phrase:

"Kazewo hikanaide kudasai" 風邪をひかないでください! = Please don't catch a cold!

It's cold, but I wish you a nice, heartwarming winter in Japan!


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