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There is no capitalization in Japanese. Months are basically numbers (1~12) + gatsu. Pay attention to April, July and September. April is shi-gatsu not yon-gatsu, July is shichi-gatsu not nana-gatsu and September is ku-gatsu not kyuu-gatsu. Click here to learn the old names of the months.

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Months

January
ichi-gatsu
一月

February
ni-gatsu
二月

March
san-gatsu
三月

April
shi-gatsu
四月

May
go-gatsu
五月

June
roku-gatsu
六月

July
shichi-gatsu
七月

August
hachi-gatsu
八月

September
ku-gatsu
九月

October
juu-gatsu
十月

November
juuichi-gatsu
十一月

December
juuni-gatsu
十二月

Th Day of the Week

Sunday
nichiyoubi
日曜日

Monday
getsuyoubi
月曜日

Tuesday
kayoubi
火曜日

Wednesday
suiyoubi
水曜日

Thursday
mokuyoubi
木曜日

Friday
kinyoubi
金曜日

Saturday
doyoubi
土曜日

What day is it today?
Kyou wa nan youbi desu ka.
今日は何曜日ですか。

Four Seasons

four seasons
shiki
四季

spring
haru

summer
natsu

autumn
aki

winter
fuyu

Learn how to write the four seasons in hiragana .

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