Spring Vocabulary pt.2 – Talk about Spring in English! (2018)

We learned how to talk about 🌸Spring flowers blooming and seeing beautiful blossoms in my last post. Spring is a season of renewal. (Things become new again) 🌼Plants and 🐇animals become active again as the weather gets warmer. It’s a happy time of year. 
UNLESS… you have allergies!!!😷

Trees and flowers are beautiful but they also create a lot of pollen in Spring.

Pollen is a fine powder, usually yellow, that is formed in flowers and carried to other flowers of the same kind by the wind or by insects, to make those flowers produce seeds.🌺

An allergy caused by pollen is called hay fever in English. The characters used in Japan for this allergy mean pollen and illness.

花粉 pollen 症 illness ~ 花粉症 = hay fever

People who suffer from hay fever sneeze a lot, and have watery eyes during Spring. 

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sneeze (verb) to have air come suddenly and noisily out through your nose and mouth in a way that you cannot control, for example because you have a cold

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watery (adjective) of or like water; containing a lot of water
His eyes were red and watery. (When we say someone’s eyes are watery, it means they have water in their eyes. Usually from air conditions or allergies. This is different from crying)

In Japan there are many Cherry trees that have beautiful blossoms and also many cedar trees around Tokyo. (My first apartment was in a city called Cedar Row! 杉並) Many trees make a lot of pollen, so people with hay fever have a hard time in March and April.

Birds come back in Spring, or they become active in Spring. We can hear their singing and chirping more often than the winter months.

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chirp (noun) a short high sound made by small birds (and some insects) 🐤🐞

chirp (verb) to make short high sounds
“I can hear birds chirping in the trees.”

Some other signs of Spring are bees and mosquitoes!

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How about where you live? Is there lots of pollen in the air? Do you have allergies? 
Lots of bugs? (Bugs is a casual way to say insects) Tell me about Spring where you’re from in the comments below!
Use your new English!

All Spring vocabulary definitions are from: https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/

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