Before the break, we worked on our speeches, but we changed a few things and added others today. We will continue to build on the things we can talk about.
Hajimemashite > We are meeting for the first time.
Watashi wa (your name) desu. > My name is _____.
(your age)-sai desu. > I am ____ years old.
Suki na bro wa (colour) desu. > My favourite colour is ____.
Suki na kudamono wa (fruit) desu. > My favourite fruit is ____.
Suki na kisetsu wa (season) desu. > My favourite season is ____.
Shumi wa (hobby) desu. > My hobby is ____.
Yoroshiku onegai shimasu > Nice to meet you.
Today, many students had a chance to test out their self-introductions in front of the class. Remember, you will need to do self-introductions in front of your class in Japan (and maybe even in front of your whole school!)
We have a lot of time to prepare, but remember, it will be easier if you can memorize what you already know. Your future self will thank you for being such a diligent student!
Today we learned the four seasons in Japanese, as well as expressing holidays and days off.
Seasons > kisetsu
Winter > fuyu (sometimes written “huyu”)
Snow > yuki
Spring > haru
Summer > natsu
Autumn > aki
Yasumi > holiday, day off, rest, or absence (depending on context)
Winter vacation > fuyuyasumi
Spring break > haruyasumi
Summer holidays > natsuyasumi
Q: Nan no kisetsu ga suki desu ka? > Which season do you like?
A: Suki na kisetsu wa (season) desu. > I like ____.
Many people are named after the month or season they are born in. Some names may include Yuki, Haruka, Natsumi, and Akiko for women (men’s names, such as Haruki, exist too, but women are more commonly named after the seasons).
This video reviews the seasons, as well as terms about the weather in Japanese.