ChineseEdit

cold
 
insipid; diluted; weak
insipid; diluted; weak; light in color; tasteless; fresh; indifferent; nitrogen
trad. (冷淡)
simp. #(冷淡)

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

冷淡

  1. (of an attitude) indifferent; cold; aloof; apathetic
  2. (of business) sluggish; slack
  3. (of environment) cheerless; desolate

SynonymsEdit

  • (indifferent):
  • (sluggish):
  • (cheerless):

VerbEdit

冷淡

  1. to treat coldly; to give the cold shoulder

SynonymsEdit


JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
れい
Grade: 4
たん
Grade: S
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

(れい)(たん) (reitan-na (adnominal (れい)(たん) (reitan na), adverbial (れい)(たん) (reitan ni))

  1. cold-hearted, cold
  2. indifferent
    (こく)(さい)(しゃ)(かい)(れい)(たん)(はん)(のう)(しつ)(ぼう)した。
    Kokusai shakai no reitan na hannō ni shitsubō shita.
    We were disappointed by the cold reception from the international community.

InflectionEdit

NounEdit

(れい)(たん) (reitan

  1. cold-heartedness
  2. indifference

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.
  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN