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How to read the following in Japanese;

a’me (Ind; aa’me, ame as in rAMEn noodles) = rain. In kanji, 雨 (ame; rain)

I put ‘ to give you phonetic pauses.
o’o’ame = heavy rain
ko’sa’me = light rain
tsu’yu = rainy season
go’u’u = heavy rain
yu’u’da’sa = shower
ta’i’hu (ta’i’fu’) = typhoon.

rain

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ame wa futteiru; tadashii? is this correct way of writing?

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I asked Nakano san, my scientist senior, way back in 2004-05 perhaps and thats how I knew how to say “its raining”.

Back then I didn’t know properly writing or reading Japanese. I only knew correctly how to speak, what I knew in those days.

eg man tan onegaishimasu, or juu rita ni shitte kudasai etc, or the fun; owari owari … hai dojo

But a few years ago (3, 4 years lets say) I began learning Japanese again. Thats because the 3 books, I had gifted my younger brother, on Japanese, in 2002 perhaps, were coincidentally discovered by him and I reclaimed from him to learn.

Plus I did a lot of research on google and other web sites to learn Romaji, kanji, hiragana and recently katakana.

Whoever says Romaji isn’t Japanese, should take a crash course on logic first, its a unique mapping of Japanese into Roman, and NO, not English and its immensely useful in modern times, because then you can learn at lightening speed. It took me only few hours to completely remember hiragana and katakana, at-least once and some more practice on them, to master them, only due to romaji.

So, the point is, now I can properly read or write the Japanese.

Write eg in Romaji and not arbitrary Roman which sounds like English, which is what Indian languages are employing at the moment, at-least with fervor, despite of availability, of an Indian Roman transliteration rule system. Here is what is arbitrary; writing Kutab Minar or Qutab Meenar? Rule; Kutab Minar or Kutab Miinar, out of rule Qutab Meenar etc]

Now that I can do so, and even read the above hiragana (and kanji as well, see picture) I will write them for you in Romaji.

a’me (Ind; aa’me, ame as in rAMEn noodles) = rain.
I put ‘ to give you phonetic pauses.
o’o’ame = heavy rain
ko’sa’me = light rain
tsu’yu = rainy season
go’u’u = heavy rain
yu’u’da’sa = shower
ta’i’hu (ta’i’fu’) = typhoon.

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