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How to Talk about the Weather in Japanese

Weather

When it comes to small talk, the weather is a common topic in Japan. In this article, you will learn how to talk about the weather in Japanese.

How to Talk about the Weather in Japanese with Key Expressions

Vocabulary Related to the Weather

はる spring
なつ summer
あき autumn, fall
ふゆ winter
快晴かいせい clear weather
fine
くも cloud
あめ rain
にわかあめ  (sudden) shower
かみなり thunder
らい thunderstorm
ゆき snow
あらし storm
台風たいふう typhoon
きり fog
あつ hot
あたたかい warm
あつ muggy
さむ cold
すずしい cool

 Key Expressions for the Weather

… ね  / Tag Question

もうゆき(だね / ですね)。 It’s already winter, isn’t it?
もうすぐなつ(だね / ですね)。 Summer is coming soon, isn’t it?
今日きょうはいいてん(だね / ですね)。 It’s a fine day isn’t it?
昨日きのうはひどいあめ(だったね / でしたね)。 We had a really rainy day yesterday, didn’t we?

 

… なった / なりました

あつく(なったね / なりましたね)。 It has got hot, hasn’t it?
すずしく(なったね / なりましたね)。 It has got cool, hasn’t it?
きゅうふゆに(なったね / なりましたね)。 Winter has suddenly come, hasn’t it?
すっかりなつに(なったね / なりましたね)。 Summer has certainly arrived, hasn’t it?

 

… てきた / てきました

さむくなって(きた / きました)。 It’s getting colder.
あたたかくなって(きた / きました)。 It’s getting warmer.
あめってきた。 It started raining.
くもってきた。 It started clouding.

 

… そうだ / そうです

ゆきりそう(だ / です)。 It looks like it’s going to snow
れそう(だ / です)。 It looks like it’s going to clear up.
今日きょうあつくなりそう(だ / です)。 It looks like it’s going to be hot today.
明日あしたあらしになりそう(だ / です)。 It looks like it’s going to storm tomorrow.

Examples of the Weather in Conversation

おはよう。今日きょうはいいてんだね。
Good morning. It’s a fine day isn’t it?
おはよう。そうだね、今日きょうあたたかくなりそうだ。
Good morning. Right, it looks like it’s going to be warm today.
そうだといいね。最近さいきんさむくなってきるから。
I hope so. It’s getting colder these days.
風邪かぜにはをつけないとね。そういえば …
Be careful not to catch cold. By the way…

*Native speakers often pronounce あたたかく as あったかく in casual situations because of the easy pronunciation. 

Conclusion

Small talk about the weather is often heard in both business and everyday situations. Please try to make a nice conversation in Japanese by utilizing the above expressions. 

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