The Japanese Rainy Season Words 梅雨の季節言葉 (つゆのきせつことば)

Konnichiwa

Weather had been unkind to us recently here in UK. Finally we are having wonderful sunny days NOW!! By the way usually Japan faces rainy season from the end of May/early June and lasts for one month. This year the rainy season started earlier than normal in some areas. I used to hate this rainy season in Japan because it was so humid that Even until midnight I could not sleep. One more unpleasant thing is that my hair never got straight.

I introduce some words which is related to the rainy season.

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!!!

MAY RAIN samidare

5月雨

はみだれ

A SUNNY DURING THE RAINY SEASON

satsuki bare

五月晴れ 

さつきばれ

RAINY SEASON THUNDER

tsuyu kaminari

梅雨雷

つゆかみなり

MUGGY/HUMID mushi atsui

蒸し暑い

むしあつい

SOUTH WIND AT THE BEGINING OF

RAINY SEASON

kurohae

黒南風

 くろはえ

THE STRONG SOUTH WIND

DURING RAINY SEASON

arahae

荒南風 

あらはえ

DARK NIGHT IN THE RAINY SEASON

satsuki yami

五月闇

さつきやみ

RICE PLANTING taue 

田植え

たうえ

A BIG WAVE IN THE RAINY SEASON

satsuki nami

皐月波

さつきなみ

RAIN BOOTS nagagutsu

長靴・ながぐつ

AN UMBRELLA Kasa

傘・かさ

RAINY SEASON FLOOD demizu

出水

でみず

WATER LILLY suiren

睡蓮

スイレン

 

HYDRANGEAS ajizai

紫陽花

あじさい

FROG ama gaeru

雨蛙

あまがえる

SARDINE iwashi

 イワシ

A SNAIL katatsumuri

蝸牛

 かたつむり

Japanese Onomatopoeia can be used for Winter

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 something stated above during the rainy season. Do you know them?

EnglishPRONOUNCENSIONJAPANESE ONOMATOPOEIA
A frog cries ribbit ribbit gero gero/guwak guwak 蛙がげろげろ・ぐわぐわと鳴く
A frog jumps/hops repeatedly pyon pyon 蛙がぴょんぴょん跳ねる
A frog’s body is slimynuru nuru蛙の体はぬるぬるする
Grills sardinejyu jyu いわしをじゅうじゅうやく。
ocean roarszabu-n 波がざぶーんとうねる
A snail sticks on a branchpettari 蝸牛がペッタリと枝につく
A snail moves slowlynoro noro蝸牛がのろのろ動く
fluffy petalsfuwa fuwaふわふわしたはなびら
A water lily sways in the windyura yura睡蓮が風でゆらゆらゆれる
rain quietly shito shitoがしとしとと降る
get rice planting over withsat sa田植えをさっさとおわらせる
Sunlight shines brightly kou kou 光がこうこうんと照る
Sunlight shines warmly ura ura 春光がうらうらと照る
rain heavily za za 雨がザァーザァー降る
wind blows strongly go go 風がごうごうと吹く
walking in a rainpicha pichaぴちゃぴちゃ歩く
It’s muggymushi mushi むしむしする
it’s so humid jime jimeじめじめする
a muddy stream is approaching at once do dot 濁流がどどっと一気に迫ってくる
Thunder grumblesgoro goro雷がゴロゴロ鳴る
A lighting flashes pikatいなずまがピカッと光る

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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