HAPPY NEW YEAR！！
How was your new year??
Catch one’s death：ひどい風邪を引く
＊When the weather gets colder, you can catch a cold. If it’s very cold, though, you might catch your death. You can use this phrase as a warning, telling someone to “dress warm or you’ll catch your death!”
Mike：Hey kids, where are you going?
Rie：Outside to play.
Mike：Not dressed like that! Put on your jackets or you will catch your death.
Dead of winter：冬のまっただなか
＊During winter, not many things grow. The snow covers flowers; grass and trees lose their leaves. The coldest, darkest time of winter is known as the dead of winter.
Olivia：Mom, why can’t we grow any vegetables during January?
Rie：It is because it the dead of winter.