This article will give you all of the knowledge you need on the Japanese word asa, including its Japanese definition and translation, example sentences, related expressions and more!
What does asa mean?
Asa (朝、あさ) means morning in Japanese. Other words for the time of day include hiru (昼、ひる) for daytime and yoru (夜、よる) for night.
Below, we take a look at some examples of how to use asa in Japanese.
To make it easier for you, I have written each sentence in full Japanese kanji on the first line, followed by roman letters (romaji), and hiragana, with the English meaning coming last.
Example sentences using asa
Asa wa sugoku nemukatta.
I was really sleepy in the morning.
Asa kuji kara kaigi ga arimasu.
There is a meeting from 9 in the morning.
Boku wa asa ga amari suki jyanai.
I don’t like mornings very much.
Watashi wa asa kara isogashiin da.
I am busy from the morning.
Asagohan = Breakfast
Asagohan (朝ご飯、あさごはん), literally morning rice, is the Japanese word for breakfast.
Fudan, asagohan wa toosuto to tamago wo tabemasu.
I usually eat eggs and toast for breakfast.
Kanojo wa asagohan wo tabenai no desu.
She doesn’t eat breakfast.
Asagohan wa ichiban daiji na shokuji desu.
Breakfast is the most important meal (of the day).
Are you asagata or yorugata?
Asagata (朝型、あさがた) is the Japanese word for morning person. This describes someone who, presumably, likes getting up at the crack of dawn to eat their miso shiru and natto breakfast.
By contrast, yorugata (夜型、よるがた) stands for a nocturnal person who prefers staying up late at night, presumably watching anime and playing computer games.
Asagata no hito wa shigoto ga dekiru imeiji ga aru.
In my mind, I picture morning people being good workers.
Yorugata dakara, hayaoki ga nigate desu.
I am a night person so I dislike getting up early.
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