Seeing as summer is drawing to a close and Autumn is fast approaching, I figured it would be a good time to cover this seasonal word. Don’t be too sure that the incredibly hot weather has ended yet! September can still pack quite a punch.
夏バテ is comprised of two words – 夏 (なつ), meaning ‘summer’ and バテ, short for バテる – ‘to be exhausted’. So it roughly translates to something like ‘summer exhaustion’ or ‘feeling tired from the summer heat’.
なつばてじたいは 「なつ」と「バテる」を あわせて ちぢめた ものである。なお 「バテる」とは 「つかれはてる」が ごげん。
The word ‘natsubate’ is a shortened form of the two words ‘natsu’ and ‘bateru’. ‘Bateru’ comes from the word ‘tsukarehateru’ (to be completely exhausted).
A key term that come up in this sentence you might want to make a note of:
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