Language Lesson

Waku Waku Japanese - Lesson 40: At the Beach

Now that the summer is all but gone and everyone's heading back to school, here's a lesson to reminisce about those summer days spent at the beach! So put on your hiyakedome (sunscreen) and let's go to the umi (beach)!



Atsui - hot

Zansho - lingering summer heat

Zansho mimai - late summer greeting card

To iu wake de kyou wa umi ni kimashita - so that's why I decided to come to the beach today

Umi e iku - to go to the beach

Kaisuiyoku - swim in the ocean

Kaisui - sea water

Mizugi - swimming suit

Hiyakedome - sunscreen

Hiyake - suntan or sunburn

Hi - the sun

Yakeru - to burn

Sunahama - sandy part of the beach

Suna - sand

Hama - the bay

Bi-san - beach sandals

Kaigara - seashells

Kai - shellfish

Gara/kara - outside shell

Hitode - starfish

Kani - crabs

Yadokari - hermit crabs

Tsumetakute kimochii - cool/refreshing and feels good

Shoppai - salty

Shio - salt

Nami - waves

Nami ni noru - to ride a wave

Oyogu - to swim

Moguru - to dive underwater

Ippai asonde tsukaremashita - I played so much I'm tired

Ippai - lots

Asobu - to play

Tsukareru - to be tired

Demo tanoshikatta desu - but it was fun

Natsuyasumi mo mou owari ka - summer break is about to end

Zannendesu - such a pity

Even though the summer is far away, start practicing these words so that next year you can be prepared and enjoy the beach!

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