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Weather & Seasons | In Japan
Hey guys, today we’re gonna talk about the seasons and weather in Japanese! It’s common to talk about the weather in any language when making small talk, so let’s check out what you might say in Japanese!

Winter・冬・ふゆ
In Japan Winter is from December to February! In Northern and Central Japan you’re likely to experience snowfall during Winter.

Spring・春・はる
In Japan Spring is from March to May! The Cherry Blossoms bloom during Spring.

Summer・夏・なつ
In Japan Summer is from June to August! There’s a month long rainy period during Summer in Japan. Besides the rainy season it’s generally very hot and humid.

Autumn・秋・あき
In Japan Autumn is from September to November! Autumn in Japan is very cool and breezy.

Vocabulary
Seasons・季節・きせつ
Autumn・秋・あき
Dry Season・乾季・かんき
Four Seasons・四季・しき
Rainy Season・雨期・うき
Spring・春・はる
Summer・夏・なつ
Winter・冬・ふゆ

Weather・天気・てんき
Cloud・雲・くも
Cloudy・曇り・くもり
Cool・涼しい・すずしい
Cold・寒い・さむい
Flood・洪水・こうずい
Fog・霧・きり

  • Evening Fog・夕霧・ゆうぎり
  • Morning Fog・朝霧・あさぎり

Hail・雹・ひょう
Heavy Rain・大雨・おおあめ
Heavy Snow・大雪・おおゆき
Hot・暑い・あつい
Humidity・湿度・しつど
Hurricane・ハリケーン
Rain・雨・あめ
Snow・雪・ゆき
Sun・太陽・たいよう
Sunny・晴れ・はれ
Temperature・温度・おんど
Thunder・雷・かみなり
Tsunami・津波・つなみ
Typhoon・台風・たいふう
Warm・暖かい・あたたかい
Weather Forecast・天気予報・てんきよほう
Wind・風・かぜ

You can add the word 「とても」, which means ‘very’, before the phrases to emphasise the weather. For example, to say that it’s very cold 「とても寒い」or very hot「とても暑い」.

Expressions:
e.g.  
風が強いです。
        It’s windy.

        今日はいい天気です。
        The weather today is nice.

        ひどい天気ですね。
        Terrible weather, isn’t it?I

        外は雨が降っています。
        It’s raining outside.

        ここ最近はとても暑いですね。 
        It’s been very hot lately, hasn’t it?

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Kamigamo in Snow by Patrick Vierthaler

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Aoi Matsuri 2016 葵祭 por Patrick Vierthaler
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One of Kyoto’s three major festivals, culminating in a huge costume parade on May 15th, leading from the Imperial palace to Shimogamo and Kamigamo shrine. This year, I watched the parade from Kamigamo shrine’s entrance. While I originally hoped to get a spot inside the shrine grounds, I realized that I was too late for any good camera spot with trees and the torii in the background. So instead I tried to focus on the individual participants rather than on the parade as such - due to the “contemporary background”. From a photographic point of view, this was quite some practice for me as somebody, who mostly shoots landscapes, temples, etc.

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A World of its Own by Patrick Vierthaler

Wow… Himaruya sensei sure has improved a lot trough the years! They all look so hot now!!! Specially England OwO… such a pretty face!

Found it in pinterest. 

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Myomanji in Spring by Patrick Vierthaler

Hetalia Butt Headcanons:

America, Russia, Australia, Germany, Prussia, Ireland, Hungary, and Scotland all have rather firm and muscular butts because of how often they work out.

Italy, Romano, Wales, China, France, and Northern Ireland and most of the other nations have a nice, normal butt.

Japan, Liechtenstein, Taiwan, and Canada all have cute bubble butts.

Spain has the ass of a god.

And England and Austria’s are like cardboard.

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