Do you know the Japanese words for the 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.
You'll be an expert at the months in Japanese!
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So, how do you say all the different months of the year...?
Rocket Record lets you perfect your Japanese pronunciation. Just listen to the native speaker audio and then use the microphone icon to record yourself. Once you’re done, you’ll get a score out of 100 on your pronunciation and can listen to your own audio playback. (Use a headset mic for best results.) Problems? Click here!
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.
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. If you want more lessons on Japanese time then I recommend these ones!
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