Is it Cold Outside?

Whether you’€™re cold, the weather outside is cold, or some object feels cold to the touch, you’€™ll want to use the Chinese character “leng”€ to convey the concept of coldness. (Of course, we know that cold is relative and that there’€™s no scientific basis for our use of the word because “cold” is just the absence of heat or energy, but that’€™s another story).

cold in Chinese

Still, “leng”€ is said with the falling and rising third tone, while being pronounced much like…

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