When to use hotto vs. atatakai?

J742129 February 18, 2014, 11:00 pm
Are both these words synonyms or is atatakai used in some instances vs. hotto?
When to use hotto vs. atatakai?
2679 February 21, 2014, 1:04 pm
Hotto is a borrowed word (from English -> hot), while atatakai is a Japanese word. They both mean the same thing, however, it is preferable to use Japanese words instead of borrowed ones, so my recommendation would be: atatakai .
When to use hotto vs. atatakai?
J742129 February 21, 2014, 1:07 pm
ありがとうございました。
When to use hotto vs. atatakai?
risa-rocket-japanese-tutor March 4, 2014, 1:40 am
Hello Fred F7さん、

ゴッドさん gave a good explanation so I'll just give you examples.

すみません。ホットチョコレートください。
Excuse me. Please give me some hot chocolate.
すみません。暖かいお水ください。 
Excuse me. Please give me some warm water.
When to use hotto vs. atatakai?
J742129 March 4, 2014, 3:45 am
Thank you Risa-san!
When to use hotto vs. atatakai?
teruyo-w May 2, 2014, 10:34 pm
I am a native Japanese speaker, but an old one. When I was a young girl living in Japan, there were no ホットチョコレート. We called it ココア then and ココア was always hot. We don't usually say 暖かいお水, because 暖かいお水 is called お湯. 暖かいお水 sounds a little bit strange to me.

暖かい is used in front of 日本語, such as 暖かい気候、暖かい服装 etc. ホット is used in front of 外来語 such as ホットコーヒー、ホットスポット. All of 外来語 are always written in カタカナ.
When to use hotto vs. atatakai?
J742129 May 5, 2014, 7:35 pm
Thank you teruyo w.
When to use hotto vs. atatakai?
risa-rocket-japanese-tutor May 20, 2014, 7:51 am
Teruyo さん、

こんにちは。

You are right. I should have used another example to use 暖かい in that sentence such as tea:暖かいお茶をください。

Thank you for pointing that out!
When to use hotto vs. atatakai?

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