SUMMERS Words 夏の言葉 (なつのことば)

Konnichiwa

Weather has been fantastic, we are having proper summer though it has been moody changeable weather. r

Today I introduce some simple words which are related to Summer. 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!!!

A Clear Sky Summer day/Seika

清夏 

せいか

Sun Rise in Summer/Natsu ake

夏暁 

なつあけ

A Early Summer leaf/Aoba

青葉

あおば

Heatwave/ensho

炎暑

えんしょ

San Tan/Hiyake

日焼け

ひやけ

A Summer Resort/Hishochi

避暑地

 ひしょち

A Water Fall/Taki

たき

 

Clouds like a mountain peak

kumo no mine

雲の峰 くものみね

Sea of clouds/Unkai

雲海

うんかい

Sun Flower

Tanpopo

タンポポ

 

Milky Way/Amano gawa 

天の川

あまのがわ

The burning Sun・Hot weather/Enten

炎天

えんてん

Late afternoon shower with thunder

yudachi

夕立 ゆうだち

Typhoon/Taifu 

台風 

たいふう

Rainbow

Niji

にじ

Summer late afternoon with no wind

yunagi

夕凪

ゆうなぎ

A fan/uchiwa

団扇

うちわ

A Fan/Sensu

扇子 

せんす

A Electric fan/senpuki

扇風機

せんぷうき

A Wind Bell ・chime/Furin

風鈴

ふうりん

Shaved Ice/kakigoori

かき氷

かきごおり

A Bee/Hachi

蜂 

はち

A Firefly/Hotaru

蛍 

ほたる

The summer in Japan fireflies are so beautiful at nights

A Cicada/Semi

蝉 

せみ

Despite of their noisy annoying crying sounds it is not Japan’s summer without them.

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 something related to Summer. Do you know them?

EnglishPRONOUNCENSIONJAPANESE ONOMATOPOEIA
Sun is blazing down kan kan太陽がかんかんと照らす
Sun glares gira gira太陽がぎらぎらと光る
Strong Sun burns skins jiri jiri太陽がじりじりと肌に染みる
Sweat pouring daku daku汗がだくだくと流れる
Due to Typhoon a door is rattledgatan gatan 台風で戸がガタン、ガタンと揺れる
Crunch a shaved ice gari gariがりがりとかき氷を食べる
light and fluffy cloudsfuwa fuwaふわふわした雲
rain heavily za- za-雨がざあざあーと降る
Stars sparkle kira kira 星がキラキラ輝る
rain lightly para-para雨がパラパラ
rumbling thundergoro goroゴロゴロ雷が鳴る
A chime ringsrin rin鈴がリンリンと鳴る
A wind bell dingscharin charin 風鈴がチャリーンチャリーンと鳴る
wind strongly hyu hyu風がヒューヒューと吹く
A waterfall falls down in torrents go go 滝がごうごうと流れる
buzz-buzzbun bun蜂がブンブンと鳴く
A cicada cries mi-n mi-nミーンミーン

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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