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.
HEAVY SNOW taisetsu
SHOVEL SNOW yukikaki
SNOWSTORM fuzuki 吹雪 ふぶき
RIME/SNOW TREES jyuhyo
SCARF mafura- マフラー
ICE SKATING suke-to スケート
A HEAT PATCH kairo カイロ
*THIS IS ONLY FOR A BODY. NOT FOR EYES.
A LAP BLANKET hiza kake
A blanket which is bigger and for a bed is call [mofu] 毛布・もうふ
A HUMIDIFIER kashituki
A VACUUM BOTTLE/FLASK
mahoubin 魔法瓶 まほうびん
A HOT WATER BUTTLE yutanpo
A HOT POT nabe 鍋 なべ
Japanese Onomatopoeia can be used for Winter
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”.
|snow falls softly||shin shin||雪がしんしんと降る|
|powder snow flutters||hira hira||粉雪がひらひらと舞う。|
|snow falls actively||kon 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 snow||sara sara||さらさらな雪|
|crusty ice||gari gari||がりがりな氷|
|light and fluffy blanket||fuwa fuwa||ふわふわした毛布|
|warm heat patch||poka poka||ポカポカカイロ|
|produce a tiny static crackle||pachi pachi||セーターがパチパチと静電気を起こす|
|blow on the coffee to cool it||Fu-fu||熱いコーヒーをふうふうする|
|snow pilling up thick and deep||zun 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 stiff||kachi 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!!!