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暖かい and 温かい both mean “warm”: 暖かい is used to mean “surrounding warmth”, primarily the temperature, but also a warm and cozy sweater or futon (as opposed to one that is physically hot, such as from the dryer or heated by an electric blanket). By contrast, 温かい is used to describe objects and feelings.
- 暑い (atsui, “hot (of the weather)”)
- 涼しい (suzushii, “cool (of the weather)”)
- 寒い (samui, “cold (of the weather)”)
- (informal) warm