Speakin" Japanese: "Tsuyu" Talk

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Speakin" Japanese: "Tsuyu" Talk

by: Takahiro Takiguchi | .
Stripes Okinawa | .
published: May 07, 2016

June is the rainy season in Japan. While making your way around town, try using some of the following Japanese words and phrases to talk about it.

“Tsuyu” = Rainy season

“Tenki” = (Nice) weather

“Ame” = Rain

“Mushimasu” = Humid

“Suberiyasui” = Slippery

“Nureteru” or “Bisha-bisha” = Wet (object)

“Zubunure” = Dripping wet (person)

“Kasa” = Umbrella

“Tsuyu wa itsu akemasuka?” = When will the rainy season end?

“Tenki ga yokunai desu-ne?” = The weather is bad, isn’t it?

“Kyo wa mushimasu-ne?” = Today it is humid, isn’t it?

“Kyo wa tenki ga ii des-ne?” = Today the weather is nice, isn’t it?

“Ashita tenki ni naare.” = I hope the weather will be nice tomorrow.

“Kasa wo motte itta hou ga ii desu yo.” = You better take your umbrella.

“Kasa wo densha ni wasure mashita.” = I forgot my umbrella on the train.

“Suberiyasui node ki-o-tsukete kudasai.” = It is slippery, please watch your step.

“Zubunure ni nari mashita.” = I am dripping wet from the rain.

“Kore nureteru (or “bisha-bisha”) yo!” = This is wet!

WHEN ON OKINAWA, You can also say it in “Uchinaaguchi” (island dialect) like this:

“Kasa muchushiru mashaibeendoo.”  = You better take you umbrella.

“Umuwashikooneeran uwachichi deebiru?” = The weather is bad, isn’t it?

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