Weather


   In Japanese weather is tenki (天気). Japan is a country that is very vulnerable to harsh weather and natural disasters such as hurricanes, typhoons, tsunamis and earthquakes.

   In Japan they use celsius to tell temperature. The word for temperature is ondo (温度). Below are some adjectives used to describe the temperature and speak about the weather.

   Hot = atsui (暑い)
   Cold = samui (寒い)
   Cool = suzushii (涼しい)
   Warm = atatakai (暖かい)

   Today's weather = kyou no tenki (今日の天気)



   In Japan the weather conditions depend which area of Japan you are in. In some areas of Japan it never snows. The map below will give you a general idea of where it snows in Japan.



Weather vocabulary


   Rain = ame (雨)
   Snow = yuki (雪)
   Wind = kaze (風)
   Cloud = kumo (雲)
   Fog = kiri (霧)
   Ice = koori (氷)







   There are different verbs that are used when you are describing what is happening with the weather. In Japanese there is no verb for snowing or raining etc. Instead a verb that is used that describes the action that is taking place. Furu (降る) means to fall.

   Snow fell = yuki ga furimashita (雪が降りました)

   Rain fell = ame ga futta (雨が降った)


   Adjectives are also used to describe the weather in Japanese. They can be used to describe how you feel about the weather or what is happening around you.

   It's good weather eh = ii tenki desu ne (いい天気ですね)

   Wind is strong = kaze ga tsuyoi (風が強い)

   Today the weather is bad = kyou wa tenki ga warui desu
   (今日は天気が悪いです)



Seasons (kisetsu 季節)