Friday, January 16, 2009

Air conditioner Kanji

Today one of my Indian friends called me to setup their air conditioner in warm mode. I have seen many foreigners having problems setting up their air-conditioner, washing machine, microwave oven, etc. The funny part is, they end up never using some of its functionality. I would like to recall an incident that happened last year,

One of my friends who was living alone in a 1DK apartment invited me and one more colleague of mine for lunch. We went to his room and found that the room was too cold. He apologized to us and told us to bear with it. The reason was, he thought the air-conditioner in his room was malfunctioning. When I looked at the air-con remote I found that it was in cooler mode and changed it warm mode. To my friends surprise the air-con started working in warm mode. He told me, that he had lived in the same room for 2 years without using the air-conditioner in warm mode. I thought it was just because, he could not set it in warm mode.

So today I am writing this table for those people who want to set their air conditioners …

Kanji [漢字]

Japanese reading

Meaning

Air conditioner

イアコン

iakon

Air conditioner

運転

unten

ON

Iri

停止

teishi

OFF

kiri

運転切替

unten-kirikae

Change operating mode

運転切換

Operating modes

暖房

danbo

Warm (heater) mode

冷房

reibo

Cooler mode

除湿

joshitu

De-humidify

ドライ

dorai

送風

Sofu

(Fan) blower mode

風向

fuko

Direction of air flow

自動

jido

Automatic

風量

furyo

Fan speed

スイング

suingu

Swing

温度

ondo

Temperature

空気清浄

kukiseijo

Clean air in room

空清

kusei

換気

kanki

Ventilation mode

気流

kiryu

Bring in external air

タイマー

taima

Timer

予約

yoyaku

Reserve

取り消し

torikeshi

Cancel

取消



I will add the list for washing machine, microwave oven, ricecooker, in the order one by one …

21 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:17 PM

    thanks so much : )

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  2. Anonymous5:49 PM

    cheers pal

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  5. Thanks for the information...setting up is a problem...but knowledge regarding the same helps.

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  6. Anonymous5:04 AM

    Hi! Thanks so much for this, it's so helpful!
    I have one problem with my Daikin ac remote though...it turns off after about 3 hours, but never comes on again, so the room because extremely warm. There is no 'timer' button on my remote, though I can see on the screen that it is set for 3 hours. But I don't know how to change it. Could you help me?
    Thanks again! I look forward to having a decent night's sleep!

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  7. it just mean that they don't have any knowledge in a/c world. Just like my sister who were separated from us, always called me everytime her air conditioning unit will not function well. Even its just a little repair or little mistake she don't even know how to fix it. Always depending on me.

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  10. Ah, thank you! I needed to get the dehumidifier going with all this rainy weather :P

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  11. I was in Okinawa to visit my daughter. My daughter and wife left for shopping and I switched the ac on. I pressed the green button thinking it was on/off button. That messed up the ac. That is when I googled and found this site. Thanks for the valuable info. Just two days before this incident happened her ac was replaced and the ac technician was referring to joshito and we referred to the japanese book and we could not find that word. That is deciphered now. Kalakitti.

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  12. Anonymous10:42 AM

    Thanks for the information. I was starting to get cold here.

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