The perfect Japanese seasonal words for Summer!

Posted by on June 30, 2016 – Japanese Study
Japanese seasonal words for Summer

Japanese Summer is finally around the corner and despite the heat in this season, there are many things to enjoy. Festivals are held throughout the season which continuously hyped up the summer spirit. What is summer without dressing up in yukata and viewing fireworks in the night sky? Refreshing watermelon, ice-shaved desserts and sodas are sold everywhere. Time for you to boost your conversation with 20 perfect Japanese seasonal words for summer!

1 – Summer
Natsu

2 – Summer vacation
Natsu yasumi
夏休み

3 – Festival
Matsuri
祭り
A summer festival is a “natsu-matsuri”: 夏祭り

4 – Sunflower
Himawari
向日葵

5 – Windchime
Fuurin
風鈴

6 – Bamboo blind
Aosudare
青簾

7 – Fan
Uchiwa
団扇

8 – Folding fan
Sensu
扇子

9 – Fireworks
Hanabi
花火

10 – Japanese shaved ice dessert
Kakigoori
かき氷

11 – Ramune soda
Ramune
ラムネ

12 – Watermelon
Suika
スイカ

The activity consisting in cracking the watermelon is called “suikawari”: スイカ割り.

13 – Cicada
Semi

14 – Anti Mosquito incense
Katori Senko
蚊取り線香

15 – Clouds standing like moutain peak during summer
Kumonomine
雲の峰

16 – Raining chilliness
Tsuyuzamu
梅雨寒

17 – Thunder
Kaminari

18 – Heat at Zenith
Hizakari
日盛り

19 – Enjoying the cool air
Suzumi
涼み

20 – Summer breeze
Kunpuu
薫風


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