Months in Japanese

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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!

Pronouncing the months in Japanese

So, how do you say all the different months of the year...?

一月

いち がつ

Ichi gatsu

January

二月

に がつ

Ni gatsu

February

三月

さん がつ

San gatsu

March

四月

し がつ

Shi gatsu

April

五月

ご がつ

Go gatsu

May

六月

ろく がつ

Roku gatsu

June

七月

しち がつ

Shichi gatsu

July

八月

はち がつ

Hachi gatsu

August

九月

く がつ

Ku gatsu

September

十月

じゅう がつ

Jū gatsu

October

十一月

じゅういち がつ

Jūichi gatsu

November

十二月

じゅうに がつ 

Jūni 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.

はる

Haru

Spring

なつ 

Natsu

Summer

あき

Aki

Autumn

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. If you want more lessons on Japanese time then I recommend these ones! - Pronouncing the days of the week in Japanese.

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