Технік-радіольщик Мокроголовенко (hector_von_kyiv) wrote in linguaphiles,
Технік-радіольщик Мокроголовенко
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grab a chill

What is the literal meaning of the expressions for getting sick after being exposed to cold and/or damp weather in various languages?
Like "catch a cold" in English, "風邪を引く" (something like "pull evil wind") in Japanese, "застудитися" (approx. "overcool oneself") in Ukrainian.

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