Time

beginner Japanese vocabulary

Times, Dates, and Seasons

For a more detailed discussion on Japanese numbers.
For a lesson on telling the time in Japanese.

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Days of the Week

日曜日

nichiyoubi

Sunday

月曜日

getsuyoubi

Monday

火曜日

kayoubi

Tuesday

水曜日

suiyoubi

Wednesday

木曜日

mokuyoubi

Thursday

金曜日

kinyoubi

Friday

土曜日

doyoubi

Saturday

Seasons



haru

Spring



natsu

Summer



aki

Fall; Autumn



fuyu

Winter

Expressions

何時ですか?

nan ji desu ka?

What time is it?

何曜日ですか?

nan youbi desu ka?

What day is today?

最近どう?

saikin dou?

How have things been recently?

来年日本に行きます。

rainen nihon ni ikimasu

I'm going to Japan next year.

 

Months of the Year

一月

ichi gatsu

January

二月

ni gatsu

February

三月

san gatsu

March

四月

shi gatsu

April

五月

go gatsu

May

六月

roku gatsu

June

七月

shichi gatsu

July

八月

hachi gatsu

August

九月

ku gatsu

September

十月

juu gatsu

October

十一月

juu ichi gatsu

November

十二月

juu ni gatsu

December

Time/Date Words

きょう

kyou

Today

きのう

kinou

Yesterday

あした

ashita

Tomorrow

あさって

asatte

Day after tomorrow

先週

sen shuu

Last week

今週

kon shuu
This week

来週

rai shuu

Next week

去年