Meaning

Primary

Viewing Cherry Blossoms

Alternatives

Sakura Viewing, Cherry Blossom Viewing

Word Type

noun, する verb

Explanation

When you have flowers that you can see, you are viewing flowers. But not just any flowers. What flowers do Japanese people love viewing? That's right, this word refers to viewing cherry blossoms.

Reading

はなみ
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading for this vocab is all kun'yomi, but you learned the kun'yomi readings of both these when you learned their kanji. So no worries there. You can spend the extra time viewing the cherry blossoms.

Context

Patterns of Use

  • お花見〜
  • 花見の〜
  • 花見〜

Common Word Combinations

  • お花見パーティー
    a cherry blossom viewing party
    お花見する
    to go cherry blossom viewing
    お花見シーズン
    cherry blossom viewing season
  • 花見のスポット
    cherry blossom viewing spots
    花見のシーズン
    cherry blossom viewing season
    花見のイベント
    cherry blossom viewing events
  • 花見ツアー
    a cherry blossom viewing tour
    花見シーズン
    cherry blossom viewing season
    花見スポット
    cherry blossom viewing spots

Context Sentences

ことしは花見にいかなかった。

I didn’t go sakura viewing this year.

北りくち方の花見の名しょをごしょうかいします。

I'm gonna introduce you to the best cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokuriku region.

死ぬ前にもう一度花見をしながら宴会がしたいなあ。

Before I die, I want to have a drinking party under the cherry blossoms one more time.

Kanji Composition