How to Say “I caught a cold.” in Japanese

How do you say “I caught a cold.” in Japanese?

Today’s phrase is :

I caught a cold.


 kaze hiita*

*We pronounce “hiita” like “hīta”.

If you want to speak politely, you can say :


 kaze hikimashita

  • I = わたしは watashiwa
  • cold = 風邪 kaze
  • catch a cold = 風邪をひく kazeo hiku
  • caught a cold = 風邪をひいた kazeo hiita

We do not usually say “わたしは watashiwa (= I)” in everyday conversation.

わたしは 風邪ひいた
I caught a cold