Kanji Cheat Sheet: Temperature Control
Now that the mercury has started to drop, do you know how to switch your air conditioning unit to heating mode for the winter? Or how to use it as a dehumidifier? If not, don't worry: you're not the only one. To help out kanji-challenged expats in Japan, we've put together the following list of characters to help you get your apartment at the optimal temperature, without pushing every button on the remote in a desperate trial-and-error strategy.
Temperature Control Kanji and Kana
切替 / 運転切替 change operating mode
運転切換 operating mode
ドライ dry (cool) air
冷房 cold air (air conditioning)
送風 fan only
風量 fan speed
風向 air flow direction
空清 / 空気清浄 clean/filter air in room
気流 take in outside air
フルパワー full power
For a list of additional kanji that are useful when operating general appliances, click here.
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