Months of the year in Japanese - Seasons in Japanese

Do you know the Japanese words for the seasons and months of the year? You will after this free online lesson! Whether you’re traveling in Japan, or having a conversation with native Japanese speakers, these are useful words to know.

Follow the English translations, listen carefully to the Japanese pronunciation and practice saying the months and seasons aloud. Remember, practice makes perfect! And here's a tip: Start using a Japanese calendar, which will help you remember the words more easily.

How to pronounce months in Japanese

As hard as you try, without helpful feedback your Japanese pronunciation is never going to be the same as a native speaker’s. If you've found it difficult to perfect the way you say Japanese words and phrases, this lesson will help you.

Using the blue Rocket Record buttons you can record the way you say each month or season, and compare it with the way a Japanese native speaker does. That’s right, with Rocket Japanese voice mapping technology you can record your voice as many times as you need until your pronunciation matches the Japanese speaker!

And when you are ready test yourself using My Level and really power up your learning and recall. Just click the "My Level" tab above to get started!

So, how do you say all the different months of the year...?
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いち がつ
一 月
Ichi-gatsu
January
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に がつ
二 月
Ni-gatsu
February
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さん がつ
三 月
San-gatsu
March
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し がつ
四 月
Shi-gatsu
April
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ご がつ
五 月
Go-gatsu
May
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ろく がつ
六 月
Roku-gatsu
June
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しち がつ
七 月
Shichi-gatsu
July
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はち がつ
八 月
Hachi-gatsu
August
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く がつ
九 月
Ku-gatsu
September
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じゅう がつ
十 月
Jyū-gatsu
October
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じゅういち がつ
十一 月
Jyūichi-gatsu
November
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じゅうに がつ 
十二 月
Jyūni-gatsu
December

How to pronounce seasons in Japanese

  • Spring in Japanes

Now let's try the seasons...

Officially spring is during the months of March, April and May in Japan. Summer is from June through to August. Autumn is during the months of September, October and November and winter is from December to February.

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はる
Haru
Spring
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なつ 
Natsu
Summer
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あき
Aki
Autumn
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ふゆ
Fuyu
Winter

Nevertheless, it’s not uncommon to have some cold days in May when the cherry trees are in full flower or warm and humid days in October together with beautiful autumn colors.

I hope you enjoyed the lesson.

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Sayaka Matsuura
Rocket Japanese

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