Learn Japanese with JapanesePod101.com! Do you feel uncomfortable when there's nothing to talk about? Imagine the extra discomfort of having nothing to talk about in Japanese. You should follow that long-standing tradition of talking about the weather. You can imagine the situation. You see the weather change as you stand outside in Kyoto, Japan so you turn to your companion and say, in Japanese, "Do you think it's going to rain?" He responds, "It looks cloudy and gloomy. I think I see rain falling over the mountains, up there." You comfortably answer in Japanese, "Well, it's probably coming this way. Where should we go? We don't want to get soaked. It doesn't look like a light rain coming." The weather comes at you quickly in Japan, and in a moment, you and your companion are running for shelter from the downpour. You're going to get soaked. Well, it doesn't matter much; at least you learned all the words for rain and weather in your Japanese lessons. Without them, you might have been left standing there in the rain!
Learning Japanese with JapanesePod101.com is the most fun and effective way to learn Japanese! This Japanese lesson will teach you to talk about the weather in Japanese. We can't tell you how to change it or how to avoid it, but we sure can tell you how to describe it. You'll learn Japanese words for drizzle, soaked, sprinkle, cloudy, and more. You'll not be at a loss for words in Japanese when you can talk about the weather. Visit us at JapanesePod101.com where you will find many more fantastic Japanese lessons and learning resources! Leave us a message while you are there!
If you would like to find out more about these onomatopoeia words, go to: http://www.japanesepod101.com/2009/11/04/onomatopoeia-22/
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