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Japanese summer related words. Posted by on Jun 12, 2015 in Culture, Grammar


My kids have already started the summer break. I know some of you out there have been already done with school or have kids who are out of school and enjoying the summer. As a mom, I am not sure if I like this long summer break that lasts until the end of August. ๐Ÿ™‚ I feel like summer is too long for school children. When I grew up in Japan, summer break was only a month and half at most from mid July through the end of August. However, long break allows us to travel to see our friends and family. I will be making a trip to Japan again this summer to go see my family.

In this blog today, I would like to cover some summer related fun Japanese words. I might have covered some of these in the past, but hopefully this post will give you an opportunity to learn some new Japanese vocabulary and expression.


Summer break – Natsu yasumi (ๅคไผ‘ใฟใ€ใชใคใ‚„ใ™ใฟ)

Summer is here. ย – Natsuga kita.(ๅคใŒๆฅใŸใ€ใชใคใŒใใŸ)

Summer travel – Natsu no Ryoko-(ๅคใฎๆ—…่กŒใ€ใชใคใฎใ‚Šใ‚‡ใ“ใ†)

Visiting family and friends during summer – Natsu ni kazoku ya tomodachi ni aini iku.(ๅคใซๅฎถๆ—ใ‚„ๅ‹้”ใซไผšใ„ใซ่กŒใใ€ใชใคใซใ€€ใ‹ใžใใ‚„ใ€€ใจใ‚‚ใ ใกใซใ€€ใ‚ใ„ใซใ„ใใ€‚)

Have a great summer! – Tanoshii natsu o sugoshite ne.(ๆฅฝใ—ใ„ๅคใ‚’้Žใ”ใ—ใฆใญใ€‚ใŸใฎใ—ใ„ใ€€ใชใคใ‚’ใ€€ใ™ใ”ใ—ใฆใญใ€‚)

What’s your plan during summer? – Natsu no aida wa do-shiteruno?(ๅคใฎ้–“ใฏใฉใ†ใ—ใฆใ‚‹ใฎ๏ผŸใ€€ใชใคใฎใ€€ใ‚ใ„ใ ใฏใ€€ใฉใ†ใ—ใฆใ‚‹ใฎ๏ผŸ)

Kids will be going to the summer camps. – Kodomotachi wa sama- kyanpu ni ikimasu. (ๅญไพ›ใŸใกใฏใ€ใ‚ตใƒžใƒผใ‚ญใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใซ่กŒใใพใ™ใ€‚ใ“ใฉใ‚‚ใŸใกใฏใ€ใ•ใพใƒผใใ‚ƒใ‚“ใทใ€€ใซใ€€ใ„ใใพใ™ใ€‚)

I love summer! – Natsu ga daisuiki desu.(ๅคใŒๅคงๅฅฝใใงใ™ใ€‚ใชใคใŒใ€€ใ ใ„ใ™ใใงใ™ใ€‚)

What do you like about summer? – Natsu no donna tokoroga sukinano? (ๅคใฎใฉใ‚“ใชใจใ“ใ‚ใŒใ€€ๅฅฝใใงใ™ใ‹๏ผŸใชใคใฎใ€€ใฉใ‚“ใชใจใ“ใ‚ใŒใ€€ใ™ใใงใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ)

I will be traveling during summer. – Natsu no aida wa ryoko- shiteimasu. (ๅคใฎ้–“ใฏใ€ๆ—…่กŒใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใชใคใฎใ‚ใ„ใ ใฏใ€ใ‚Šใ‚‡ใ“ใ†ใ€€ใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚)

Where will you be traveling to? – Doko e ryokou ni ikuno? (ไฝ•ๅ‡ฆใธใ€€ๆ—…่กŒใซ่กŒใใพใ™ใ‹๏ผŸใ€€ใฉใ“ใธใ€€ใ‚Šใ‚‡ใ“ใ†ใธใ€€ใ„ใใพใ™ใ‹๏ผŸ)

My family will be coming over here. – Watashi no kazoku ga kochira ni kimasu.(็งใฎๅฎถๆ—ใŒใ“ใกใ‚‰ใซๆฅใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ใŸใ—ใฎใ€€ใ‹ใžใใŒใ€€ใ“ใกใ‚‰ใซใ€€ใใพใ™ใ€‚)

I can’t wait to see everyone in the summer. – Natsu ni minnani aerunoga machido-shii desu.(ๅคใซใฟใ‚“ใชใซไผšใˆใ‚‹ใฎใŒๅพ…ใก้ ใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใชใคใซใ€€ใฟใ‚“ใชใซใ‚ใˆใ‚‹ใฎใŒใ€€ใพใกใฉใŠใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚)

See you again at the end of Summer. – Natsuno owari ni mata aoune! (ๅคใฎ็ต‚ใ‚ใ‚ŠใซใพใŸไผšใŠใ†ใญใ€‚ใชใคใฎใ€€ใŠใ‚ใ‚Šใซใ€€ใพใŸใ€€ใ‚ใŠใ†ใญใ€‚)

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About the Author: keiko

Born and raised in Japan. She currently lives in U.S. with her husband and two kids.