Weather has been kind to us recently, though we still have cold days. When it is a sunny day we feel much warmer even if the temperature is not so high. We also come across to see the signs of Spring has come!!! For example, new sprouts and buds of trees & plants, and the spring flower, Daffodil (すいせん/suisen), Camellia (つばき/tsubaki), they are already open and they looks so pretty don’t they!
In February. I introduced some Winter words and hope you enjoyed them. Today I introduce some simple words which are related to Spring. I must say that learning Japanese is far more difficult than learning English. While English language has one character of alphabet, Japanese language has three characters of katakana and Kanji and grammatically how to structure sentences is totally different from English. For that reasons, it is sometimes discouraging to study. However, learning simple words can be easy way to start.
You might have already known some of them! Hope this blog is of any help for your study. I states English words, Japanese words, it’s kanji and it’s hiragana.
Spring Snow Shunsetsu
SRING RAIN haru same
SPRING WIND haru kaze
SPRING FROST haru gasumi
HAZY MOON oboro zuki
SPRING DAWN haru no aktuki
THE FIRST STRONG SOUTH
WINDS OF THE YEAR
SPRING NIGHT shunya
NEW SPROUT shinme
CHERRY BLOSSOMS sakura
SCENERY OF SPRING
SPRING TIDE shun chou
SPRING FILED haru no nohara
Japanese Onomatopoeia can be used for Spring
We express various sounds, which are surrounding us and hear, in words, that is onomatopoeia (giongo). Compare with English language, Japanese language has much more onomatopoeia. We quite often use them. Describing animated lives, vehicles, human beings, nature and our life style. I have outlined some of them below which may be used to express for Spring. Do you know them?
For example, growing rapidly, quickly or healthily we says “suku suku” to sodatsu. “sodatsu” mean to “grow”.
|grow rapidly||suku suku||すくすく育つ|
|powder snow flutters||hira hira||粉雪がひらひらと舞う。|
|tide swells||notari notari||潮がのたりのたりうねる|
|crust snow||gari gari||がりがりな雪|
|light and fluffy snow||fuwa fuwa||ふわふわした雪|
|rain quietly||shito shito||雨がしとしとと降る|
|Spring sunlight shines brightly||kou kou||春光がこうこうんと照る|
|Spring sun shines warmly||ura ura||春光がうらうらと照る|
|wind whizz||hyu hyu||風がヒューヒュー|
|Wetly spring frost||jari jari||じゃりじゃりな春霞|
|become warm||poka poka||ポカポカ暖かくなる|
|a murmuring stream||sara sara||小川がさらさらと流れる|
|roll over/relax at spring field||goro goro||野原でゴロゴロする|
|A bird chirps||chun chun||鳥がチュンチュンと鳴く|
THANK YOU arigato ありがとう
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy and learn something new. Let’s keep on learning more Japanese words!!!