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Cultural Kotoba: Tsuyu (梅雨) - the rainy season - Kotobites Japanese
Japan’s rainy season, or tsuyu (梅雨/つゆ) is nearly upon us, which means spring is over and summer is around the corner! 梅雨入り(つゆいり; tsuyu iri) The start of the rainy season; usually early June 梅雨明け(つゆあけ; tsuyu ake) The end of the rainy season; usually mid-July The kanji compound for tsuyu is literally 梅 (うめ;ume) meaning ‘plum’ … Cultural Kotoba: Tsuyu (梅雨) – the rainy season Read More »