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Do You Know the Essential Summer Vocabulary?

Do You Know the Essential Summer Vocabulary?

夏に必須の単語を知っていますか?
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sunglasses
サングラス (n)サングラス
sunglasses
このサングラスは新しいです。
These sunglasses are new.
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サングラス (n)サングラス
sunglasses
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rest
休む (v)休む
rest
男の人が、ハンモックで休む。
The man rests in the hammock.
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休む (v)休む
rest
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watermelon
スイカ (n)スイカ
watermelon
種無しスイカ
seedless watermelon
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スイカ (n)スイカ
watermelon
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beach
(n)
beach
砂浜
sandy beach
(n)
beach
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ocean
(n)
ocean
サメが、海を泳いでいる。
The shark is swimming in the ocean.
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(n)
ocean
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vacation
休暇 (n)休暇
vacation
私たちはみんな、クリスマス休暇に実家へ帰ります。
We all go home for Christmas vacation.
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休暇 (n)休暇
vacation
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swimming
水泳 (n)水泳
swimming
水泳 (n)水泳
swimming
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sunny
晴れた 晴れた
sunny
今日の天気は、晴れときどき曇りです。
Today's weather is sunny with occasional clouds.
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晴れた 晴れた
sunny
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humid
湿った 湿った
humid
湿った 湿った
humid
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hot
暑い (i-adj)暑い
hot
本当に暑いね。
It's really hot, isn't it?
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暑い (i-adj)暑い
hot
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ice cream
アイスクリーム (n)アイスクリーム
ice cream
アイスクリーム (n)アイスクリーム
ice cream
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picnic
ピクニック (n)ピクニック
picnic
家族が公園でピクニックをしている。
The family is on a picnic in the park.
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picnic
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travel
旅行する (v)旅行する
travel
卒業後、一年かけて世界を旅行するつもりだ。
After I graduate, I will travel the world for one year.
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travel
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fan
扇風機 (n)扇風機
fan
扇風機
electric fan
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fan
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tan
日焼け (n)日焼け
tan
日焼け (n)日焼け
tan
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avatar JapanesePod101.com Tuesday at 1:34 pm

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avatar JapanesePod101.com Monday at 9:51 am

Magda san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
They are verbs.
晴れた comes from 晴れるand 湿った is the ta-form of 湿る.
Yuki 由紀

avatar Magda Friday at 10:25 pm

Are 晴れた and 湿った both adjectives? Is this the dictionary form of the words?

avatar JapanesePod101.com Sunday at 9:16 pm

Tim H san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
I think 西瓜 was introduced from China to Japan.

Crys G. san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
We don’t say 湿った日 but 湿った空気 is ok.
I would say it can be used for existent objects.
Yes, 濡れた is used for things are more “wet” than “moist.”
Yes, 蒸し暑い is an i-adjective.

Yuki 由紀
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avatar Crys G. Thursday at 1:29 pm

Thank you so much for your answer, Yuki-san!
So this means that 湿った would be used for tangible things? Things we can feel and touch pretty much? It kind of sounds like how 濡れた would be used except that one sounds more of “wet” than “moist” perhaps. Also, another word comes to mind for humid: 蒸し暑い. This seems more of an adjective than a verb, though. :smile:
Thank you so much again!
–Crys G.

avatar Tim H Thursday at 11:35 am

Thank you, Yuki-san!

After seeing the kanji you wrote for suika (西瓜), I realize it is the same fruit as Chinese “xi-gua” (シグワ) !

-Tim

avatar JapanesePod101.com Thursday at 11:14 am

Tim H san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
Suika is written 西瓜 in kanji.
The first letter 西 was read as sui in China long time ago.
It means ‘west’ and 瓜 means ‘melon.’
Therefore, the meaning is ‘melon from the west.’
Japanese people use hiragana, katakana and kanji for plants and animals.
When they are written in academic articles or encyclopedias, katakana is used.

Crys G. san,
Konnichiwa. :smile:
Yes, 湿った is ta-form of a verb, 湿る.
Well…unfortunately, 湿った日が大嫌いです doesn’t sound natural.
That should be 湿度が高い日は大嫌いです.

Examples are
湿った布 a moist cloth
湿った空気 moist air
湿った地面 watery ground

Yuki 由紀
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avatar Tim H Monday at 9:20 am

The word for watermelon, スイカ: is that a loan word or related to 水 (すい)? If it is Japanese, do you know how it came to be written in katakana? And, is it recently that animals (and plants?) have been written using katakana?

日本語を読んでることは難しいですね。 (”Reading Japanese is difficult.” Is the sentence correct?

avatar Crys G. Sunday at 5:34 am

How would I use 湿った? Would it be possible to say if you hate humid days: “湿った日が大嫌いです。”? It also sounds like a verb in the past tense as well. Would it be possible to see some examples? Thank you so much!

avatar JapanesePod101.com Monday at 5:57 pm

Hi dinuka,

We are glad to hear that you are enjoying our lessons :thumbsup: :smile:

Cheers!
Laura
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avatar dinuka Thursday at 2:20 am

omoshiroi,,,,,,
:thumbsup: