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Words for the First Day of Spring

Words for the First Day of Spring

春分の日
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happy
うれしい (i-adj)うれしい
happy
明日は給料日です。うれしい!
Tomorrow is pay day! I'm happy!
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うれしい (i-adj)うれしい
happy
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leaf
(n)
leaf
葉っぱの上にいるホタル
firefly on a leaf
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leaf
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bloom
咲く (v)咲く
bloom
咲いた花
flower in bloom
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咲く (v)咲く
bloom
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tree
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tree
桃の実がついた桃の木
peach tree with peaches
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tree
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grass
芝生 (n)芝生
grass
キツネたちが、芝生の上で遊んでいる。
The foxes are playing in the grass.
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芝生 (n)芝生
grass
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ancestor
先祖 (n)先祖
ancestor
先祖 (n)先祖
ancestor
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spring
(n)
spring
春に咲く花
spring flowers
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spring
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rain
(n)
rain
雨が道路に降り注いでいる。
The rain is falling on the street.
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(n)
rain
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cloud
(n)
cloud
もくもくした雲
fluffy cloud
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cloud
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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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rainy
雨の 雨の
rainy
雨の日
a rainy day
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雨の 雨の
rainy
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windy
風の強い 風の強い
windy
風の強い 風の強い
windy
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March
三月 (n)三月
March
今は、四月なので、先月は三月でした。
It is now April so last month was March.
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三月 (n)三月
March
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sun
太陽 (n)太陽
sun
太陽は黄色くみえるが、本当に黄色ではない。
The sun looks yellow, but it's not really yellow.
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太陽 (n)太陽
sun
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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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ピクニック (n)ピクニック
picnic
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visit a gravesite
墓参り 墓参り
visit a gravesite
墓参り 墓参り
visit a gravesite
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be born
生まれる (v)生まれる
be born
私は1980年生まれです。
I was born in 1980.
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生まれる (v)生まれる
be born
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incense stick
線香 (n)線香
incense stick
線香 (n)線香
incense stick
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vegetarian meal
精進料理 (n)精進料理
vegetarian meal
精進料理 (n)精進料理
vegetarian meal
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the last day of the equinoctial week
彼岸明け 彼岸明け
the last day of the equinoctial week
彼岸明け 彼岸明け
the last day of the equinoctial week
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the first day of the equinoctial week
彼岸の入り 彼岸の入り
the first day of the equinoctial week
彼岸の入り 彼岸の入り
the first day of the equinoctial week
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the equinoctial day
彼岸の中日 彼岸の中日
the equinoctial day
彼岸の中日 彼岸の中日
the equinoctial day
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offering
供え物 (n)供え物
offering
供え物 (n)供え物
offering
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Higan
彼岸 (n)彼岸
Higan
彼岸 (n)彼岸
Higan
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rain
雨が降る (v)雨が降る
rain
雨が降る (v)雨が降る
rain
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avatar JapanesePod101.com Friday at 10:32 am

Hey Listeners! What word would you add to this list? Be sure to leave a comment below!

avatar TC Tuesday at 10:30 pm

I am wondering if you can modify the design of your web pages so that we can see BOTH Kana and Romaji together at the same time. It should be an easy fix by your programmers. The current design just doesn’t make sense. Thanks for your attention.

avatar JapanesePod101.com Friday at 6:22 am

モノノフしょうがないさん、
今日は。
今年は4月になってから寒い日があります。
異常気象の現れでしょうか…。
It has been a few cold days in Japan.
It is unusual weather…
Yuki 由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar モノノフしょうがない Sunday at 8:27 am

奈津子先生、

こんにちは。
そうですか、昨日東京は雪が降ったんですか。咲いている桜は大丈夫ですか。 :open_mouth:
一昨日、ここは雪が降りましたが、1インチだけが降りました。
最近の暖かい日なので、雪がどんどん溶けています。今日は晴れで、気温が摂氏11度です。
そんな気象状況で幾分深い雪も早く消えます。

So it just snowed in Tokyo? Are the cherry blossoms alright? Over here it snowed the day before yesterday, but it was only an inch. Since there have been some warmer days lately, the snow is steadily melting away. Today it was sunny and 11 degrees Celsius. Under such weather conditions even somewhat deep snow will disappear quickly.

avatar JapanesePod101.com Thursday at 3:16 pm

モノノフしょうがないさん、
こんにちは。

この前のコメントで、東京は暖かいですよ~という話をしたばかりなのに、実は昨日、雪が降りました。 :sweat_smile:
とても珍しいですよ。もちろん、モノノフしょうがないさんが住んでいる所のように、積もってはいませんが。
でも、もう4月なのに、また寒くなりました。 :disappointed:
It’s just the other day I wrote in the last comment that it’s warm here in Tokyo, and yet we had
snow yesterday!
This is very rare. Of course, it didn’t snow too heavily to stay on the ground, unlike where you live.
Still, it’s already April and it’s got cold again.

Natsuko (奈津子),
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avatar モノノフしょうがない Tuesday at 6:07 am

奈津子先生、

こんにちは。お返事をありがとうございます。
東京はもう桜が咲いているんですか。いいですね。
今年の桜の映像とビデオをウェブで見ました。とてもきれいですね。

ここでは、ーヶ月前から吹雪ではありませんでした。でも、最近まで小雪が降りました。
今週は気温が高くなります(摂氏0度~10度)。そして、先日、最高気温は17度です。
それでも、ほとんどの地面は雪でまだ覆われています。
庭の所々に雪の深さは約8インチくらい(20cm)です。

Hello, and thank you for the reply. So the cherry blossoms are already blooming  in Tokyo. That must be really nice. I have seen some pictures and videos of this years cherry blossoms on the internet. They are really beautiful.

As for here, there hasn’t been a big snow storm for a month, but even until just recently we have had snow flurries. We are finally seeing some warmer temperatures this week (0 to 10 degrees Celsius). And a few days ago the high temperature was 17 degrees. Nevertheless, much of the ground is still covered with snow. In some places of our yard the snow depth is about 8 inches (20cm).

On the front page of the newspaper today one of the headlines was, “It’s more like March than April.”

avatar JapanesePod101.com Wednesday at 1:16 pm

モノノフしょうがないさん、
こんにちは。
まだ雪が降っているんですか。寒いんですね。東京はもう桜が咲いています。 :smile: :heart:
Does it still snow there? That’s cold then. In Tokyo, we already have the cherry blossoms
almost in full bloom.

Thank you very much for letting us know about missing translation!
Also about ショッピングモール sentence, thank you for pointing it out.
You’re absolutely right. The word ‘large’ is misplaced. :sweat_smile:
We’ll fix them as soon as possible.

Natsuko (奈津子),
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar モノノフしょうがない Tuesday at 10:23 am

皆さん、こんにちは。遅れてすみません。

ここでは春分の日に雪が降ってしまいました。普通、私は雪が好きです。でも、長い厳冬なので、嬉しくないです。今日は3月30日で、まだ寒いですよ。今朝、また小雪が降りました。
Over here on the first day of Spring it snowed. Normally I like snow, however it’s been a long, severe winter, so I’m not happy about it. Now it’s March 30th and its still cold. This morning we had snow flurries again.

In the example sentences, I think there might be a missing translation. For the word ピクニック, the last sentence shows the same English translation as the second to last sentence, even though the Japanese is different.

食べ物をテークアウトして公園でピクニックをしよう。
たべものをテークアウトしてこうえんでピクニックをしよう。
The family is on a picnic in the park.

The way I read it instead is:
“Let’s go get some take-out and have a picnic in the park.”

Also, unrelated to this particular page, in Japanesepod101 word of the day for March 22, 2015, we had this example sentence with its corresponding translation:

そのショッピングモールにはたくさんの大きなお店があります。
そのショッピングモールにはたくさんのおおきなおみせがあります。
Sono shoppingmōru ni wa takusan no ōkina o-mise ga airmasu.
There are a large variety of stores at the mall.

I suppose it could be interpreted as such in English, depending on the situation. But hearing the Japanese for that sentence on it’s own I got more focused on the fact that the stores were large, rather than varied. So I was a little bit surprised when I scrolled down to read the English. This is how I heard, “そのショッピングモールにはたくさんの大きなお店があります。” :

“That shopping mall has many large stores.”
or
“There are many large stores in that mall.”

Would that be better?

avatar JapanesePod101.com Tuesday at 2:30 pm

Judit san,
Konnichiwa.
Thank you for the suggestion.
I agree with you.

QUANG san and Evanna McIntyre san,
Thank you for the kind comment.
We are happy you have enjoyed the lesson.

Team JapanesePod101.com
Yuki 由紀

avatar Evanna McIntyre Tuesday at 2:23 am

I agree with QUANG, excellent list, excellent website- love you guys! :heart: I might add flower- hana.

avatar QUANG Monday at 6:48 pm

Thanks so much. This program is vevry usefull