Some say there are three seasons of the year on Guam :
and the campaign
How do you say "dry season" and "rainy season" in Chamorro?
The short answer :
Dry Season = FAÑOMNAGAN
Wet Season = FANUCHÅNAN
The basic construct of these two words is based on the prefix FAN and the suffix AN.
Put a word in between FAN and AN, and the word takes on the meaning "place of" or "time of."
For example, "hålom" means "to enter."
FAN+HÅLOM+AN = FANHALUMAN or ENTRANCE.
With FAÑOMNAGAN, the base word is SOMNAK, meaning "sunshine."
FAN+SOMNAK+AN = FAÑOMNAGAN, meaning the "time of sunshine." Dry season. Voila!
With FANUCHÅNAN, the base word is UCHAN, which you should now know means "rain."
FAN+UCHAN+AN = FANUCHÅNAN, the "time of rain."