"なつ"

Translation:Summer

June 10, 2017

88 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DevonMacke3

Natsu Dragneel from Fairy Tail

June 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Amazon_Lady

I was so upset when I made that connection. His name is literally summer.

June 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lcleyes

The author of Fairy Tail named him Natsu because he thought it fitting; his previous series' main character was named Haru, meaning Spring, and Spring comes before Summer.

June 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/itoly

Natsu means summer and Lucy means light. There's a lot of light in summer. Juvia means rain and skys are GRAY when it rains. Ships confirmed (even tho they are already cannon)

July 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IvanMolano2

Juvia sounds exactly like "Lluvia", also rain in spanish

January 15, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Lemniscatarum

How does Lucy mean light? In what language?

September 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LT1984

Lucius, latin ?

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Isaac_Luna_

Latin and most of its descendants, e.g. Spanish "Luz", Italian "Luce", etc.

November 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Carl_Gomes

Juvia has the same pronounciation that "Lluvia" that means rain in Spanish, haha, AMAZING!!

February 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Kingdome_Come

Juvia sounds nothing like Lluvia. It's a J not an L, you dunce.

March 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Valentinas881615

Natsuki from Abroad in Japan

July 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/daniele214693

Natsu is the little sun lion of hitman reborn

July 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TheBest373786

I just KNEW that I saw an anime once with some character named "Natsu", but I've watched so many, that I didn't know what was up, and what was down. Thanks for finally letting me rest, here take a reddit gold as a token of my appreciation

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/LeqiHan

July 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HannahaSchool

ありがとうございます!

August 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/AlyAriel1

Natsu makes me think of the spanish word "Natación" which means swimming!

"We swim in summer, natsu means summer." That's how I think about it. :)

August 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/YonJairoMo

To swim in Japanese 泳ぐ (およぐ)(oyogu) , could be a little confusing...un saludo

January 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Hitzelm

I just think of natsu dragneel Natsu is a hotheaded idiot who uses fire dragon slayer magic and natsu means summer Easy peasy way to remember

March 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Kingdome_Come

Natsu isn't a Spanish word though, you're making things worse by comparing the two. Japanese and Spanish aren't the same.

March 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jagoda941076

You are not forced to use this mnemonic

April 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/dacegorgie

Natsu yasumi

June 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrew-Lin

Natsu (なつ、夏) means summer, and yasumi (やすみ、休み) means rest/ break. So natsuyasumi (なつやすみ、夏休み) means summer vacation. In Japan students have a long break in Summer from July to August, depends on the region. By the way, please don't give this kind of comments downvote, it makes you learn more!

October 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JennifSoledad

People may think that summer is my favorite season, but that is natsu (not so). (for those of us not familiar with Natsu Dragneel). [Edited to change the word weather to season.]

July 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lauren-Sophie

Might be a weird question but... are there four seasons in Japan, too? Some cultures have more. Thanks for answering in advance.

August 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KeithWong9

Yes the four seasons are

  • 春(はる) spring
  • 夏(なつ) summer
  • 秋(あき) automn/fall
  • 冬(ふゆ) winter
August 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ParvindarB

So they don't have a separate season for the rains :)

May 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Drakynfly

i'd be interested to know what language/culture has more. do you know of one in particular?

August 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/gabelesma

as far as i know, hindu calendar is split into 6 seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, pre-winter and winter. also, medieval romance cultures had 5 seasons, once spring was considered two: prīmavēra (prīmus “first” + vēr “spring”) and vēr - the actual spring. although summer was called aestās, some languages adopted the vēr root as "summer" instead, as portuguese verão, spanish verano and romanian vară while most of them kept spring following the prīmavēra root :)

January 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TheBest373786

Th-th-thanks? Wow, you just told me more than what I learned in religion and history this year... XD

May 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Toblerone

Natsuki from DDLC!!

March 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kwant

=summer tree

December 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Juanse144

Here is a good way of remembering this one: 'natsu' sounds like 'nuts out'. So it's so hot in the summer that people take their 'natsu' hahaha

August 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SantiagoNo250047

な is also translated as "adjective ending" what's that?

August 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KeithWong9

Like English, we can use an adjective before a noun to describe the noun. There are certain adjectives which needs a な between the adjective and the noun in this case. For example:

  • 元気(げんき)な 子供(こども) An energetic child
  • 新鮮(しんせん)な 魚(さかな) Fresh fish
  • 頑(かたく)なな 老人(ろうじん) A stubborn old person
August 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Nicole480669

Why does “a stubborn old person” have な written twice?

December 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KeithWong9

The word is かたくな and the additional な is the adjective-noun connector.

December 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/zenitha126

What is the different of Natsu and Manatsu?

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KeithWong9

真夏(まなつ) - in the middle of summer

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kevinaditya

Oooh now I get why Natsumi from Terrace House is called "Fuyumi" when she showed her "dark side"

May 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Robin539971

Are you supposed to pronounce the "u" sound at the end?

July 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Drakynfly

well, kinda. The vowels 'u' and 'i' at the end of words are devoiced when after a voiceless consonant. They kinda sound like they are being whispered. Its very weird, japanese is the only language i know of that perposely whispers vowels. The same thing happens when those two are between any two voiceless consonants, like, k,s,t,sh,ts,h,f. Its why words like 'sasuke' sometimes sound like 'saske'

July 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Drakynfly

Probably a better example would be 好き which sounds like sski. For more about japanese whispered vowels, this guy does a good job: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSxbtN3pdZQ

July 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mari_Kurokawa

I believe the pronunciation for natsu is wrong in this one (coming from a native japanese speakers opinion). Its not nah-tsoo, but more nuh-tsu.

November 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Beste_Schurk

Anyone have any tips on how to remember this one?

June 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Seyasy

there's this tradition where Japanese kids would shout, "なつ!" as they jump into the ocean during summer. picture the fun and you'll remember it

June 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/wakeasun

What? I am as Japanese as it gets and I've never seen anyone do that

March 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/mxlgreg

Think of all the gnats (natsu) that fly around in summer.

June 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Gita-ji

Yes. 'Gnats are' a-humming in summer.

May 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Kimiko_Sensei

I visit my friend Natsu in the summer.

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/momokafuyu

natsu is the brightest boy ive ever seen, hes like the summer

August 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hogthehedge

If you were to say something like "a sunny summer" would it be "Hare natsu" or "natsu hare"?

September 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KeithWong9

I believe it means that there are a lot of sunny days in this summer. In which case maybe よく晴れた夏

September 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/pom-peii

Why do you sometimes use "つ" like this is Natsu, but in other words it just doubles the consinent

May 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jaydenbowen

The one that doubles the consonants is the same shape but smaller. E.G. つ vs っ

November 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/cywesley

I hope summer comes not soon (natsu)

May 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/samertabbal

What about サマー ?

June 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Seyasy

that's the english word, "summer"

June 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KeithWong9

Yes, this is the Katakana form of summer (direct import from English). We tend to use Katakana form to describe something western, and use the Hiragana one for normal use or describe traditional things.

e.g. サマーフェスティバル vs 夏祭り(なつまつり). Both means summer festival, but the former one gives a more westernized feel e.g. it may be referring to a department store campaign. The later one gives a feeling of traditional Japanese festival where people wear traditional clothing called Yukata.

June 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Christophe352242

Samāfesutibaru vs Natsumatsuri.

August 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jahnvi14

I will remember natsu because that is name of hinata's sister from haikyuu!! Now I know why she was named that!

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Salma862874

when i goes to type in english in test its gives incorrect why? i Typed. natsu. please help me this issue

March 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KeithWong9

You need to type summer because it is asking for a translation. Natsu is the pronunciation.

March 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Salma862874

Thank you very much.

March 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Hectormmo

April 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CheezyCEA

Na tsu hard, you dont want the beach ball to pop

January 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/CaraG07

"Not so" cold

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ReaderNoone

So, I cannot answer Eggplant for this?

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KeithWong9

No. Eggplant is なす, not なつ

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/IceCoolCoo

NATSU THE DRAGON SLAYER!!! ♡´・ᴗ・`♡

April 22, 2019

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Why is everything [deleted]

May 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Swisidniak

I'm not sure what you mean, as I only see about two comments of the 80 on this discussion marked as [deleted]
but more than likely they were off-topic, spam or repeat comments that were removed to keep the discussion easier to navigate

May 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KeithWong9

I remembered there was a large chunk of comments deleted from the top "Fairy Tail" one, and it shows "deleted" to me also in the Android app when I answer this question.

May 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Swisidniak

Strange they appear on the app that way but are invisible for me. Must be a bug. Thanks for letting me know. :)

May 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/marlonboon

During Summer, it's"hot as balls" or "nuts". Natsu sounds like nuts. I dunno. Works for me!

June 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KKwX8

I know that because i watched fairy tail...MOM did you see that ? The anime was useful

June 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/cosmicexplorer

I knew this one from the name of one of SKE48's songs

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/natalia.vaz.14

Haru Natsu collection?

September 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TadhgODalaigh

NOT SO fast summer, don't leave me like that in the cold

February 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/2HP9MKuh

Yeah, 'なつ' means summer. But I think the true accent would be 'な↓つ↑' (The example sounds like 'な↑つ↓')

March 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ybSJ5

なつ=(夏)(natu)summer!

March 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/walkingdea858662

Then what is natsuki?

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Swisidniak

Depends on the kanji used
夏季 - "Summer season" or 夏木 "Summer tree"

January 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ethiiron

夏みたい!

April 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Omer356167

Fairy Tail makes so much sense now. Too bad Gary wasn't named Fuyu Appropriately.

May 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/DawnyTheDemon

I remember this cause it's "Natsu" and Natsu from Fairy tail is all bright and bubbly and his hair is bright and summer can be bright like that and stuff

May 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Im_Just_Saying

I don't like how doulingo gives you words without even telling you what they are. Ik that if you hover your cursor/tap the word it will show you the translation but still. why?

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/mack883335

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June 13, 2019
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