Difference Between 춥다 and 차갑다 

 October 7, 2021

By  Satish Satyarthi

춥다 차갑다 difference

춥다 and 차갑다 both mean cold, but 춥다 is generally used with weather or ambient temperature, whereas 차갑다 is usually used with objects that are ‘cold, chilly, freezing to touch’. 

Examples with usage of 춥다 and 차갑다:

오늘 날씨가 추워요. The weather is cold today.

음식이  차가워요. The food is cold.

방이 너무 추워요. The room is very cold.

바닷물은 매우 차가워요. The sea water is freezy.

네 손이 왜 이렇게 차가워? Why are your hands so cold?

Also Check : Difference Between 덥다 and 뜨겁다

Satish Satyarthi

I am Satish, a Korean language learner and educator. I did my Bachelors degree in Korean language from JNU, Delhi and Masters degree in Korean Language Education from Seoul National University, South Korea. and an M.Phil. in Korean from JNU. I have a passion for education and technology. I have been involved in Korean language education and research for more than 10 years and have trained hundreds of Korean language learners across the globe, online and in physical classrooms.

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