Today’s Word: recuperate

February 3, 2017        =========

☆   recuperate  立ち直る


When you recuperate, you recover your health or strength after you have been ill or injured. Although it is generally used when talking about an illness or injury, you can also take time off to recuperate if you have been really busy. I think Japan is a great place to recuperate – onsens and short trips to a ryokan is the perfect way to recuperate!

What do you do when you need to recuperate? If I were in Japan, I’d go to an onsen for the day or overnight if possible. Now that I’m living in Australia, I usually go for a walk on the beach instead. It’s not quite the same as going to an onsen, though! But, it’s still a good way to recuperate.