I want to say, "the third season is fall".

  • Downvoter explain yourself :0 Oct 6, 2015 at 0:08
  • I'm not the downvoter, but this japanese.SE is not a translation service, so people like it when you give it a shot. Suggested reading: sanabo.com/kazoekata/ct_ka/ki/kisetsu
    – virmaior
    Oct 6, 2015 at 0:42
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    Valid question! I'm sure there is a very japanese-y answer, but I'm unaware of one myself. You could say the third season 第三季節 (dai san ki setsu)
    – sova
    Oct 6, 2015 at 2:35
  • You show zero effort, so why should the downvoter show more? Besides, there is no need for a counter to say what you wanted.
    – macraf
    Oct 6, 2015 at 2:50

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Seasons can be a little tricky because they mean different things.

When talking about the four astronomical/meteorological seasons as in your example, it is probably most natural to use a generic counter: 3つ目の季節は秋です.

Ways of counting other seasons:

  • 第3シーズン、3シーズン目 (For sports, orchestras, theatre, TV shows, business seasons)
  • 第3季、3季目 (For sports, business seasons)
  • 第3期、3期目 (Generic counter for periods of time, except not used to count the four astronomical/meteorological seasons.)
  • 期 is also used for anime "seasons", basically sets of 13 episodes or thereabouts.
    – LiveMynd
    Aug 30, 2016 at 8:55

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