Natsubate (夏バテ – Summer Lethargy)


  • Natsubate

    夏バテ


    The hot humid weather has continued lately.
    最近とても蒸し暑いです。

    Please be careful not to become a state called ‘natsubate‘ (夏バテ).
    「夏バテ」しないように気を付けてください。

    Natsubate‘ is the combined word made of the noun ‘natsu‘ (夏 – summer) and the verb ‘bateru‘ (バテる – being exhausted).
    「夏バテ」は、’summer’ を意味する「夏」と ‘exhausted’ を意味する「バテる」を組み合わせてできた言葉です。

    That is to say, this word means that your physical condition worsens due to the summer heat.
    すなわちこの言葉は、夏の暑さが原因で体調を崩してしまうことを意味します。

    Incidentally, ‘bate bate‘ (バテバテ) is an onomatopoeia that represents tiredness, which is made by repeating the ‘bate‘ (バテ) in the verb ‘bateru‘ (バテる).
    ちなみに、「バテる」の「バテ」を繰り返して「バテバテ」と言うと、疲れを意味する擬態語になります。

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