Months in Japanese

Do you know the Japanese words for the months of the year? You will after this free online lesson! Whether you’re traveling in Japan, or having a conversation with native Japanese speakers, these are useful words to know.

Follow the English translations, listen carefully to the Japanese pronunciation and practice saying the months and seasons aloud. Remember, practice makes perfect! And here's a tip: Start using a Japanese calendar, which will help you remember the words more easily.

You'll be an expert at the months in Japanese!

Pronouncing the months in Japanese

So, how do you say all the different months of the year...?

いち がつ

一月

Ichi gatsu

January

に がつ

二月

Ni gatsu

February

さん がつ

三月

San gatsu

March

し がつ

四月

Shi gatsu

April

ご がつ

五月

Go gatsu

May

ろく がつ

六月

Roku gatsu

June

しち がつ

七月

Shichi gatsu

July

はち がつ

八月

Hachi gatsu

August

く がつ

九月

Ku gatsu

September

じゅう がつ

十月

Jū gatsu

October

じゅういち がつ

十一月

Jūichi gatsu

November

じゅうに がつ 

十二月

Jūni gatsu

December

How to pronounce seasons in Japanese

Spring in Japanes

Now let's try the seasons...

Officially spring is during the months of March, April and May in Japan. Summer is from June through to August. Autumn is during the months of September, October and November and winter is from December to February.

はる

Haru

Spring

なつ 

Natsu

Summer

あき

Aki

Autumn

ふゆ

Fuyu

Winter

Nevertheless, it’s not uncommon to have some cold days in May when the cherry trees are in full flower or warm and humid days in October together with beautiful autumn colors.

I hope you enjoyed the lesson.

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