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Golden Week

April 29th is Japan's National public holiday, Showa No Hi. This day leads Japan into Golden Week, a succession of holidays. When Saturdays and Sundays are included, Golden Week becomes one of the longest holidays of the year. This year's Golden Week consists of four consecutive days (Saturday-Tuseday). As the weather is nice in this season, many Japanese take trips during this time, making it one of the busiest travel times of the year.

Japanese Translation

ゴールデンウィーク

4月29日は昭和の日で、日本の祭日に当たります。この日はゴールデンウィーク(大型連休)の始まりとなる日でもあります。土曜日や日曜日がはさまると、この週は一年で最も長い休日となるのです。今年のゴールデンウィークは、5月3日の土曜日から5月6日の火曜日までの四連休となっています。この時期は気候も良いので、旅行に出かける人も多く、どこもたいへん込み合います。

Romaji Translation

Shi-gatsu nijuuku-nichi wa shouwa no hi de, nihon no saijitsu ni atarimasu. Kono hi wa gooruden wiiku (oogata renkyuu)no hajimari to naru hi demo arimasu. Doyoubi ya nichiyoubi ga hasamaru to, kono shuu wa ichinen de mottomo nagai kyuujitsu to naru no desu. Kotoshi no gooruden wiiku wa, go-gatsu mikka no doyoubi kara go-gatsu muika no kayoubi made no gorenkyuu to natte imasu. Kono jiki wa kikou mo yoi node, ryokou ni dekakeru hito mo ooku, dokomo taihen komiaimasu.

Note: The translation is not always literal.

Beginner's Phrases

This week becomes one of the longest holidays of the year.

  • Kono shuu wa ichinen de mottomo nagai kyuujitsu to naru no desu.
  • このしゅうは いちねんで もっとも ながいきゅうじつと なるのです。
  • この週は一年で最も長い休日となるのです。

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