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