Meaning

Primary

Clear Weather

Alternatives

Formal, Public, Cleared Of Suspicion

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

If you say something is going to clear up, you're usually talking about the weather. That makes it clear weather.

This can also mean formal or public. After all, you'll want anything formal or public to happen when it's clear weather! And finally, you can use it to say that someone has been cleared of suspicion.

Reading

はれ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

This has the same reading as the kanji you learned, meaning you know the reading!

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 晴れの〜
  • 晴れが〜
  • 晴れ〜
  • 晴れに〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 晴れの天気
    clear weather
    晴れの場
    a ceremonial occasion, a public place
    晴れのすがた
    a person's appearance during an important formal occasion, a person's appearance during a moment of triumph
  • 晴れがつづく
    clear weather continues
    晴れが少ない
    there aren't many days with clear weather
    晴れが多い
    there are many days with clear weather
  • 晴れ男
    a man who seems to bring the sun out when present
    晴れ女
    a woman who seems to bring the sun out when present
    晴れマーク
    sunny icon (used in weather forecasts)
  • 晴れにめぐまれる
    to be blessed with clear weather
    晴れになる
    to clear up (weather)
    晴れにかわる
    to clear up (weather)

Context Sentences

天気予ほうでは、明日も明後日も明々後日も晴れでしょうって言ってたよ。

The weather forecast said that it will be clear tomorrow, a day after tomorrow, and two days from now.

予ほうは「晴れ後くもり」だし、かさはいらないんじゃない?

The forecast says "clear weather, with clouds later on," so I don't think you need an umbrella.

折角の誕生日だし、晴れて良かったですね。

It’s a good thing it’s clear out on your birthday, eh?

Kanji Composition