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frosty rime
Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014 11:26:51 AM

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Hi all,

What does the sentence "Mir ist kalt" mean?
I saw it in one of my grammar book.
Does it mean "The weather is cold" or "I have a cold" or "I am cold."
If it means "I am cold", does it mean 'I have a cold" or simply " I feel my body temperature lower than usual" or "I am cold to others/I am not that friendly to others"?


Danke im voraus,




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IMcRout
Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014 2:28:23 PM

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'Mir ist kalt' means nothing but 'I am cold' in the meaning that temperatures are too low for your well-being.

It is often an indication that somebody wants the heating turned up or it's just the plea of your wife to warm her up or pass her a pullover. Whistle

Funnily enough, the French say 'J'ai froid', literally 'I have cold' to express the same thing. Vive la difference! ... and central heating.

I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger. (Anon)
frosty rime
Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014 4:14:45 PM

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IMcRout wrote:
'Mir ist kalt' means nothing but 'I am cold' in the meaning that temperatures are too low for your well-being.

It is often an indication that somebody wants the heating turned up or it's just the plea of your wife to warm her up or pass her a pullover. Whistle

Funnily enough, the French say 'J'ai froid', literally 'I have cold' to express the same thing. Vive la difference! ... and central heating.


Ich verstehe, IMcRout,

Danke



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