Spring Words 春の言葉 (はるのことば)

Konnichiwa

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.

Let’s try!!!

Spring Snow Shunsetsu

春雪 

しゅんせつ

SRING RAIN haru same

春雨

はるさめ

SPRING WIND haru kaze

春 風

はるかぜ

SPRING FROST haru gasumi

春霞

はるがすみ

HAZY MOON oboro zuki

朧月

 おぼろづき

SPRING DAWN haru no aktuki

春の暁

はるのあかつき

 

THE FIRST STRONG SOUTH

WINDS OF THE YEAR

haru ichiban

春一番 はるいちばん

SPRING NIGHT shunya

春夜

しゅんや

BUDS tsubomi

 つぼみ

NEW SPROUT shinme 

新芽

しんめ

CHERRY BLOSSOMS sakura

さくら

SPRING SUNLIGHT/

SCENERY OF SPRING

shunkou 春光

しゅんこう

SPRING TIDE shun chou

春潮

しゅんちょう

SPRING FILED haru no nohara

春の野原

はるののはら

WARBLER uguisu

うぐいす

Japanese Onomatopoeia can be used for Spring

ぎおんご

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”.

EnglishPRONOUNCENSIONJAPANESE ONOMATOPOEIA
grow rapidly suku sukuすくすく育つ
powder snow fluttershira hira粉雪がひらひらと舞う。
tide swellsnotari notari 潮がのたりのたりうねる
crust snowgari gariがりがりな雪
light and fluffy snowfuwa fuwaふわふわした雪
rain quietly shito shito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
rain lightly para-para雨がパラパラ
wind whizzhyu hyu風がヒューヒュー
Wetly spring frostjari jariじゃりじゃりな春霞
become warmpoka 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
chilly hiya hiya 冷や冷やする
roll over/relax at spring fieldgoro goro野原でゴロゴロする
A bird chirpschun chun鳥がチュンチュンと鳴く
warblingho-hokekyoホーホケキョ

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!!!

About mkchatinjapanese

I am a native Japanese who teaches Japanese to non-Japanese speaker as a private tutor. Teach from a beginner to Intermediate level. location in London.
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