Today’s Word: warmly

December 10, 2017    =========

☆  warmly 温かく


A warm person is friendly and shows a lot of affection or enthusiasm in their behavior. Today’s word, warmly, is the adverb version of warm, so it has the same meaning, but is used in different situations. Here are some comparisons:

Her mother was warm and loving.
Her mother greeted her warmly.

Let’s give the new members a warm welcome.
The new members were warmly welcomed.

He has such a warm and inviting smile.
He smiled warmly at me as I entered the room.

As you can see, the adjective “warm” describes a person or thing, while in this case, the adverb “warmly” describes “how” the action is done. Try using both warm and warmly in some sentences to compare.