なつばて [natsubate] – Something about the 38℃ days just makes you tired, you know. In Japanese, that fatigue is called 夏バテ.

バテ is derived from (疲れ)果てる [(tukare)-hateru] which means “to become completely exhausted.” 夏 [natsu] means “summer.”

熱中症 [necchuushou] or “Hyperthermia” is the blanket term that refers to more serious heat-related ailments like heat stroke, heat cramps and real heat exhaustion.

Drink lots of water and if you’re up to it, try some eel.

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