Words with Sentences

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For Upper Beginners and Intermediate learners

2024/June/03

ukirainy season (other than Japan)

kankidry season (other than Japan)

Tsuyurainy season in Japan

kasaumbrella

oritatami-gasafolding umbrella

oritatami no kasafolding umbrella

kabimold, mould, mildew

Example sentences

1. Nettai-chihoo ni wa Uki to Kanki ga arimasu.

nettai-chihoo the tropics, tropical (zone), chihoo region, local, -ni place marker; in, at, on
uki rainy season (other than Japan), kanki dry season (other than Japan)
arimasu there is, to have

2. Uki wa mainichi no yoo ni ame ga furimasu.
Kanki wa hotondo ame ga furimasen.

mainichi no yoo ni almost every day, mainichi every day, -no yoo ni like (something), almost (something)
ame ga furimasu it rains, ame rain, furimasu to fall (rain, snow)
hotondo (+ negative) rarely, almost not, not so (much)

3. Nihon no Uki o "Tsuyu" tte yobimasu.
Nihon ni Kanki wa arimasen.

Tsuyu rainy season in Japan, [A] o [B] tte yobimasu we call [A] (as) [B]
-tte quotation marker; "......", that, yobimasu to call

4. Nihon wa ame ga ooi desu.
Tsuyu dake janaku, 1-nen-juu ame ga furimasu.

ame rain, [A] ga ooi there are many [A], has many [A], ooi many, a lot
-dake janaku not only but, ichi-nen-juu all the year round, all year long, -juu all the time, during
ame ga furimasu it rains

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5. Tsuyu wa, toshi ni yotte chigaimasu ga, daitai 6-gatsu joojun kara 7-gatsu chuujun made desu.

toshi ni yotte chigaimasu it depends on the year, toshi year, chigaimasu to be wrong / be different
-ni yotte chigaimasu it depends on, be different depending on, -ga a conjunction meaning "but"
daitai about, around, approximately, roughly, roku-gatsu June, shichi-gatsu July
joojun the first (ten days) of the month, chuujun the middle of the month, gejun the end of the month
[A] kara [B] made from [A] to [B]

6. Tsuyu no aida wa, dekakeru toki, ame ga futte inakutemo, oritatami no kasa o motteikimasu.

-no aida during, while, dekakeru toki, ame ga futte inakutemo, Even if it's not raining when I go out
dekakeru root form of dekakemasu; go out, go somewhere, -toki when
ame ga futte inai it's not raining, futte te form of furimasu; fall (rain, snow)
-te inai nai form of -te imasu; expressing progressive or state, -te mo even, even if
oritatami no kasa folding umbrella, oritatamimasu to fold, kasa umbrella
motteikimasu to take something to, bring to, carry with

7. Tsuyu wa atsukute, shikke ga ooi node, sugu kabi ga haemasu.

atsukute te form of atsui; hot, shikke ga ooi be humid (set phrase)
shikke humidity, moisture, ooi many, a lot, [A] ga ooi there are many [A], has many [A]
-node because, sugu immediately, right away / easily
kabi ga haemasu mold grow, get moldy, kabi mold, mould, mildew
haemasu to grow (grass, beard, mustache, tooth, mold)

8. O-furo-ba no tenjoo ni kabi ga haeta.
Kabi-Kiraa o kaoo.

o-furo-ba bathroom, o-furo bath, -ba place, tenjoo ceiling
kabi ga haemasu mold grow, get moldy, haeta ta form of haemasu; grow
Kabi-Kiraa mold remover (literally, mold killer); a product name of SC Johnson Inc.
kaoo volitional form of kaimasu; let's buy

Practice the following words

Audio 1.ukirainy season (other than Japan)
Audio 2.kankidry season (other than Japan)
Audio 3.Tsuyurainy season in Japan
Audio 4.kasaumbrella
Audio 5.oritatami-gasafolding umbrella
Audio 6.oritatami no kasafolding umbrella
Audio 7.kabimold, mould, mildew
Audio 8.nettai-chihoothe tropics, tropical (zone)
Audio 9.chihooregion, local
Audio 10.arimasu / aruthere is, to have
Audio 11.mainichi no yoo nialmost every day
Audio 12.mainichievery day
Audio 13.-no yoo nilike (something), almost (something)
Audio 14.ame ga furimasuit rains
Audio 15.amerain
Audio 16.furimasu / furuto fall (rain, snow)
Audio 17.hotondo

(+ negative) hardly, rarely, almost not

Audio 18.yobimasu / yobuto call
Audio 19.ooimany, a lot
Audio 20.-dake janakunot only but
Audio 21.1-nen-juuall year round, all year long
Audio 22.toshiyear / age
Audio 23.-ni yotte chigaimasu

it depends on, be different depending on

Audio 24.chigaimasu / chigau

to be wrong / be different

Audio 25.daitaiabout, around, approximately, roughly
Audio 26.joojunthe first (ten days) of the month
Audio 27.chuujunthe middle (ten days) of the month
Audio 28.gejunthe last (ten days) of the month
Audio 29.-no aidaduring, while
Audio 30.dekakemasu / dekakeru

to go out, go somewhere

Audio 31.motteikimasu / motteiku

to take something to, bring to, carry with

Audio 32.atsuihot
Audio 33.shikkehumidity, moisture
Audio 34.shikke ga ooibe humid
Audio 35.suguimmediately, right away / easily
Audio 36.haemasu / haeru

to grow (grass, beard, mustache, mold)

Audio 37.O-furo-babathroom
Audio 38.o-furobath
Audio 39.tenjooceiling
Audio 40.Kabi-Kiraa

mold remover (literally, mold killer);
a product name of SC Johnson Inc.

Audio 41.kaimasu / kauto buy
Audio 42.kaoovolitional form of kaimasu; let's buy

Functional patterns used in the sentences (Chapter numbers are from Building Up Conversation)

Nihon wa me ga ooi / shikke ga ooi
... ga ooi / sukunai:There are many ..., has many ...

Supplementary : Common Phrases & Sentence Patterns File No. 069a

Tsuyu dake janaku, 1-nen-juu
[A] dake janaku, [B] mo:not only A, but also B

Level 3 Chapter 5

toshi ni yotte chigaimasu
-ni yotte chigaimasu:be different depending on, differ depending on, it depends on

Supplementary : Common Phrases & Sentence Patterns File No. 045a

dekakeru toki
-toki:when, if, in case of, during

Level 2 Chapter 10

ame ga futte inakute mo
te form + mo, (-temo / -demo):even, even if, even though

Level 2 Chapter 8

ame ga futte iru / futte inai
verb te form + -te imasu:expressing the progressive, a state of being or a habitual action

Level 2 Chapter 4

Tsuyu wa atsukute,
te form -te / -kute / -de:used as a conjunction "and", also indicate a reason or cause; because, due to

Level 2 Chapter 6

shikke ga ooi node
plain form + node:expressing a reason or a cause; because, therefore, so

Level 2 Chapter 3

Kabi-Kiraa o kaoo
-yoo, -oo:verb volitional form "Let's do" / expressing one's intention

Level 2 Chapter 18

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