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    Hot and Warm ... When to use them?

    Dear all,

    I'm confused between both of them.

    when will be the right "time" to use each of them?

    I'm sweating, the weather is so hot? warm?

    Appreciate if you can explain further, thanks in advance.

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    Re: Hot and Warm ... When to use them?

    What is warm to some people may be hot to some and cool to others; when some people are a bit cold, you may still find it warm.

    There is no rule that says "X degrees is warm" but "X+Y degrees is hot."

    To my thinking, if you can go out in short sleeves and be comfortable, it's warm. If you go out and wish you were back in the air conditioning inside, it's hot. You can create your own rule -- if you need to put on your air conditioning to be comfortable, it's hot, for example.

    However, to answer your question, if you are sweating while standing still, it's definitely hot out!

    (You can sweat even in cold weather if you are working hard, though.)
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    Re: Hot and Warm ... When to use them?

    Thank you for the explanation. So, warm is actually "medium hot"?

    At first, i thought they are "sort of" the samething, but has different usage.

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    Re: Hot and Warm ... When to use them?

    Hot is hotter than warm, just as cold is colder than cool.

    However, there are no absolutes. For example about 5 degrees Celsius is cool for me, but might be very cold for someone from Egypt. Likewise, I may feel it so hot that it's unbearable when my Egyptian friend might find it only a bit warm.
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    Re: Hot and Warm ... When to use them?

    Thank you very much :)

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