How to write “rain” in Japanese!

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Rain in Japanese is 雨(ame)

Japanese Vocab Lesson 12: Weather 天気 – Review Notes

Today we learned some words to describe weather in Japanese! In these notes we will learn more Japanese weather vocabulary! Learn the Japanese words for hail, fog, storm, and more!

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Number 1:

The Japanese word for weather is 天気 (tenki).

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Number 2:

The Japanese word for sunny is 晴れ (hare)!

The Japanese verb for to become sunny is 晴れる (hareru)!

This kanji is a combination of the kanji for sun (日) and the kanji for blue (青), so it’s like the sun and blue sky!

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Number 3:

The Japanese word for cloudy is 曇り (kumori).

The Japanese word for cloud is 雲 (kumo).

The Japanese verb for to become cloudy is 曇る (kumoru).

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Number 4:

The Japanese word for rain or rainy is 雨 (ame).

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Number 5:

雪 (yuki) means snow or snowy in Japanese!

You can see the top part of this kanji is like the kanji for rain (雨)

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Number 6:

Wind in Japanese is 風 (kaze).

Windy in Japanese is 風が強い (kaze ga tsuyoi) – literally meaning “wind is strong”


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Number 7:

The Japanese word for thunder is 雷 (kaminari).

You can see the kanji for rain in this one too!

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More Weather Vocabulary:

天気予報 tenkiyohō weather forecast

天気が良い      tenki ga ii       good weather

天気が悪い  tenki ga warui bad weather

にわか雨   niwakaame  rain shower

夕立         yūdachi           evening shower

小雨       kosame          light rain

大雨         ōame         heavy rain

大雪       ōyuki     heavy snow

吹雪       fubuki          snowstorm

   arashi                     storm

稲光        inabikari             lightning

あられ    arare                       hail

みぞれ     mizore                         sleet

      kiri                        fog

洪水 kōzui                    flood

台風 taifū             typhoon

竜巻 tatsumaki              tornado

津波 tsunami          tidal wave

ハリケーン   harikēn          hurricane

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Conclusion:

We learned a lot of Japanese weather vocabulary today! What is the weather like today? Tell us in Japanese in the comments below!

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