Cold

Unlike in English, there are two ways to describe “cold” in Japanese:

寒い [さむい] – cold (e.g. weather)

冷たい [つめたい] – cold (to the touch); coldhearted

Note that these words are not interchangeable.  If you should touch something cold and exclaim, “寒い!” you may sound a bit silly.  This isn’t to suggest that a native Japanese speaker won’t somehow be able to figure out what you meant, but please try to internalize the difference.

Also note that if a Japanese girl calls you 冷たい, you’re doing something wrong.