冷静 Calm, Cool

冷静

calm, cool



The word:

Closer look at the kanji:

B = Beginner | I = Intermediate
| A = Advanced

冷静
rei sei

calm, cool

rei cold

sei quiet, still




冷たい tsumetai – cold (to the touch), chilly [B]

冷酷 rei koku – cruel, cold-hearted [A]
冷蔵庫 rei zou ko – refrigerator [I]
静か shizuka – quiet [B]
静電気 sei den ki – static electricity [A]

Detective Wilbert decisively fingers the suspect


SUGGESTED USAGE:

刑事ウィルバートは冷静に犯人を指差した。
kei ji wiruba-to wa reisei ni hannin o yubisashita. hannin wa… anata desu. i,ie… jitsu wa watashi desu. gomen.

Detective Wilbert calmly pointed out the suspect. The criminal is… you. Oops, actually, I mean, ME. Sorry
In Japan, when people want to point to themselves, they point to their noses and not to their hearts.

ABOUT SUGGESTED USAGE:

刑事 kei ji – police detective

ウィルバート wiruba-to – Wilbert foreigner names are always written in katakana

冷静に rei sei ni – calmly adding a ni makes it an adverb: CALM -> CALMLY
犯人 han nin – suspect, criminal, offender, bad guy
指差した yubi sashita – pointed out, point at

あなた anata – you more pronouns
い、いえ・・・ i, ie… – n… no
usually it would be いいえ iie – another way of saying no is いや iya, which
when said fast sounds like the English Yeah! which is the direct
opposite of the intended meaning!

実は jitsu wa – actually, in truth, as a matter of fact

watashi – me, I more pronouns
ごめん gomen – sorry, pardon me


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