Meaning

Primary

To Cool Oneself

Alternative

To Cool Off

Word Type

intransitive verb, godan verb

Explanation

Because the hiragana ends with an sound, you know this word is a verb. The kanji itself means cool (temperature-wise) and the verb vocab version is to cool oneself or to cool off. Whoo, that feels much cooler now.

Reading

すずむ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

You use a special product in a can to cool off with. It's an experimental product that was made by the zoo you're at (because this zoo is really warm, and it's nice to cool down). You use it, and it burns your face off. So, you sue the zoo (すず) for the face burning.

Context

Context Sentences

うちのワンコはあそこの木陰で涼んでいます。

Our puppy is cooling off in the shade of that tree over there.

Kanji Composition