Vocabulary: Basic words – weather

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On this page, you can learn basic Japanese vocabulary for weather.

Vocabulary list: Must-know

Kanji characters in light blue below are not basic 200 Kanji.

sunny

(は・れ)

cloudy

くもり

rainy

(あめ)

The three words above are frequently used in a weather forecast.

Grammatically speaking, 晴れ, くもり and 雨 are all nouns in Japanese, although you should translate them as adjectives in English such as sunny, cloudy and rainy respectively.

Vocabulary list: adjectives

Kanji characters in light blue below are not basic 200 Kanji.

cold

(さむ・い)

hot

(あつ・い)

warm

かい(あたた・かい)

cool

しい(すず・しい)

humid

(む・し・あつ・い)

cloudy

が多い(くも・が・おお・い)

cloudy

(くも・り)

windy

が強い(かぜ・が・つよ・い)

Vocabulary list: nouns

highest temperature

高気(さい・こう・き・おん)

lowest temperature

最低(さい・てい・き・おん)

degree

(ど)

weather forecast

天気予報(てん・き・よ・ほう)

clear (= no cloud) weather

(は・れ)

rain (noun)

(あめ)

snow (noun)

(ゆき)

thunder

(かみなり)

minus

マイナス

Vocabulary list: verbs

become sunny

れる(は・れる)

rain (verb)

雨が(あめ・が・ふ・る)

snow (verb)

雪が(ゆき・が・ふ・る)

Exercise

  • Learn the Japanese words above by writing them down in your book. Try to write in Kanji when applicable if you can.
  • Complete the test in Quizlet below. You will pass it if you get over 60%. Choose ‘test’ at the bottom right of Quizlet to start a test.

Adjectives

Nouns

Verbs

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