Winter’s Words PART 2 冬の言葉 (ふゆのことば)

Konnichiwa

It has been cold hasn’t it! Winter makes us less active, well at least for me. It takes courage to step outside and even walk.. However, may be a perfect time to study at home. Today I introduce some simple words which are related to winters. Please refer to my last year blog for part 1.  

Do you happen to know them? I state English words, Japanese words, it’s kanji and it’s hiragana.

Let’s try!!!

HEAVY SNOW taisetsu

大雪 たいせつ

SHOVEL SNOW yukikaki 

雪かき ゆきかき

SNOWSTORM fuzuki 吹雪 ふぶき

樹氷 じゅひょう

RIME/SNOW TREES jyuhyo 

SCARF mafura- マフラー

ICE SKATING suke-to スケート

カイロの写真

A HEAT PATCH kairo カイロ

*THIS IS ONLY FOR A BODY. NOT FOR EYES.

A LAP BLANKET hiza kake

ひざ掛け 

ひざかけ

A blanket which is bigger and for a bed is call [mofu] 毛布・もうふ

A SWEATER/JUMPER

se-ta- セーター

A HUMIDIFIER kashituki 

かしつき

A VACUUM BOTTLE/FLASK

mahoubin 魔法瓶 まほうびん

湯たんぽの写真

A HOT WATER BUTTLE yutanpo

湯たんぽ

CHILBLAINS shimoyake

霜焼け しもやけ

鍋の写真

A HOT POT nabe 鍋 なべ

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 Winter. Do you know them?

For example, sleeping calmly and quietly we says “suya suya” to nemuru. Nemuru means “to sleep”.

EnglishPRONOUNCENSIONJAPANESE ONOMATOPOEIA
snow falls softlyshin shin雪がしんしんと降る
powder snow fluttershira hira粉雪がひらひらと舞う。
snow falls activelykon kon 雪がこんこんと降る
snow falls heavily with a thud Dosun雪がドスンと落ちる
power snowsara saraさらさらな雪
crusty icegari gariがりがりな氷
light and fluffy blanketfuwa fuwaふわふわした毛布
warm heat patchpoka pokaポカポカカイロ
produce a tiny static cracklepachi pachiセーターがパチパチと静電気を起こす
blow on the coffee to cool itFu-fu熱いコーヒーをふうふうする
snow pilling up thick and deepzun zun雪がずんずん積もる
tickling with a chilblains muzu muzuしもやけでむずむずする
a hot pot is simmering gutsu gutsu鍋がぐつぐつ煮える
feet are stiffkachi kachi足がカチカチになる

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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