Nature & Weather in Japanese

Many activities rely on the weather. To understand the local Japanese weather report, we have put together a list of Japanese weather and nature vocabularies for you. For even more Japanese vocabularies, take a look at our learning resources for Japanese at the end of the page.

Weather in Japanese

rain in Japanese雨 (ame)
snow in Japanese雪 (yuki)
ice in Japanese氷 (kōri)
wind in Japanese風 (kaze)
storm in Japanese嵐 (arashi)
cloud in Japanese雲 (kumo)
thunderstorm in Japanese雷雨 (raiu)
sunshine in Japanese日光 (nikkō)
hurricane in Japaneseハリケーン (harikēn)
typhoon in Japanese台風 (taifū)
temperature in Japanese気温 (kion)
fog in Japanese霧 (kiri)
flood in Japanese洪水 (kōzui)
tornado in Japanese竜巻 (tatsumaki)

Elements in Japanese

fire in Japanese火 (hi)
water in Japanese水 (mizu)
soil in Japanese土 (tsuchi)
ash in Japanese灰 (hai)
sand in Japanese砂 (suna)
coal in Japanese石炭 (sekitan)
diamond in Japaneseダイヤモンド (daiyamondo)
lava in Japanese溶岩 (yōgan)
granite in Japanese花崗岩 (kakō gan)
clay in Japanese粘土 (nendo)

Plants in Japanese

flower in Japanese花 (hana)
grass in Japanese草 (kusa)
stalk in Japanese茎 (kuki)
blossom in Japanese花 (hana)
seed in Japanese種 (tane)
tree in Japanese木 (ki)
trunk in Japanese幹 (miki)
root in Japanese根 (ne)
leaf in Japanese葉 (ha)
branch in Japanese枝 (eda)

Earth in Japanese

equator in Japanese赤道 (sekidō)
sea in Japanese海 (umi)
island in Japanese島 (shima)
mountain in Japanese山 (yama)
river in Japanese川 (kawa)
forest in Japanese森 (mori)
desert in Japanese砂漠 (sabaku)
lake in Japanese湖 (mizuumi)
volcano in Japanese火山 (kazan)
cave in Japanese洞窟 (dōkutsu)
pole in Japanese極 (kyoku)
ocean in Japanese海洋 (kaiyō)

Universe in Japanese

planet in Japanese惑星 (wakusei)
star in Japanese星 (hoshi)
sun in Japanese太陽 (taiyō)
earth in Japanese地球 (chikyū)
moon in Japanese月 (tsuki)
Mercury in Japanese水星 (Sui sei)
Venus in Japanese金星 (Kin sei)
Mars in Japanese火星 (Ka sei)
Jupiter in Japanese木星 (Moku sei)
Saturn in Japanese土星 (Do sei)
Neptune in Japanese海王星 (Kaiō sei)
Uranus in Japanese天王星 (Tennō sei)
Pluto in Japanese冥王星 (Meiō sei)
asteroid in Japanese小惑星 (shō wakusei)
galaxy in Japanese銀河 (ginga)

Japanese Vocabulary Books

Learn Japanese - Quick / Easy / Efficient

Learn Japanese - Quick / Easy / Efficient

This vocabulary book is a curated Japanese word frequency list with 2000 of the most common Japanese words and phrases. Following the Pareto principle (80/20 rule), this book is built to streamline the learning process by concentrating on the core words and sentence structures. The result is a unique book ideal for driven learners and language hackers.

Japanese Vocabulary Book

This Japanese vocabulary book contains more than 3000 words and phrases and is organized by topic to make it easier for you to pick what to learn first. It is well suited for learners of all levels who are looking for an extensive resource to improve their vocabulary or are interested in learning vocabularies in one particular area of interest.

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Japanese Flashcards Online

On our partner platform Flashcardo you can find Japanese flashcards to practice online for free ordered by topics and frequency of use, similar to our two vocabulary books above.

Printable Japanese Flashcards

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