春夏秋冬 / Seasons & Weather

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きせつ Seasons

Japanese Four Seasons

日本は自然がゆたかな国で、日本の4つのきせつは四季といいます。春にはさくらの花が咲きます。夏にはビーチで泳ぎます。秋には山の紅葉の景色におどろかされます。冬は雪をみながらおもちを食べます。

Japan is natural rich country and Japan’s four seasons called 四季 しき shiki are so beautiful. In spring cherry blossoms called Sakura in Japanese blooms, in summer we swim on the beach, in autumn we are impressed in the amazing view of mountain’s colorful leaves and in winter we eat mochi during snow.

 

Sakura is most popular Japanese flower
桜(Sakura) is most popular Japanese flower

 

四季 shiki / four seasons

seasons

 kanji nihongo english
 はる
haru
 spring
 なつ
natsu
 summer
 あき
aki
 autumn
 ふゆ
fuyu
 winter

Sakura and Ume

Flowers of Sakura and Ume is very similar. I sometimes say “This Sakura is beautiful!” but actually the tree was Ume. Both flowers are bloomed in spring in Japan. Ume is earlier. Do you know what is different between Sakura and Ume?

 

桜 さくら sakura / Cherry Blossoms

Sakura flower

Sakura flower

梅 うめ ume / plum

Ume flower

Ume flower

Difference of Sakura and Ume

diffs-sakura-ume

てんき weather

The basic words you first remember are はれ, くもり, あめ. Also remind that たいふう 台風 is the original word of typhoon.

 

 image kanji にほんご
Haze晴れ はれ
hare
Cloudy曇り くもり
kumori
Drizzleあめ
ame
Snowゆき
yuki
Thunderstorms-300x300 かみなり
kaminari

 Many 雨 in Japanese

 

  あめ ame / rain

Kanji: 雨 
Kun-yomi: あめ ame
On-yomi: う u

 

many ame

KANJI “雨” ame

 

kanjijapaneseenglish
 雨あめ
ame
rain
大雨おおあめ
ooame
heavy rain
小雨こさめ
kosame
light rain
豪雨ごうう
gouu
heavy rain
台風たいふう
taifuu
Typhoon
梅雨つゆ
tsuyu
 the rainy season
地雨 じあめ
jiame
  continuous rain
夕立 ゆうだち
yuudachi
  shower
春雨 はるさめ
harusame
 spring rain
時雨しぐれ
shigure
drizzling rain
霧雨きりさめ
kirisame
misty rain
五月雨さみだれ
samidare
early summer rain

Quiz
What is this in Japanese? 

 

Slight-Drizzle

 


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