I think plenty of of you have taken Japanese or various other language classes. Possibly some of friend have had experiences teaching English or various other languages in Japan.

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But I, Maggie-sensei, am her teacher here!! So please respect me!

So now we’ll learn about school related Japanese vocabulary.

• 学校 ( = gakkou) school

• 語学学校 ( = gogaku gakkou) language school

cf. 英会話スクール ( = eikaiwa sukuuru) English school

• 専門学校  ( = senmon gakkou) expert training/ job college

Ex. 私は、語学学校に通っています。

= Watashi wa gogaku gakkou ni kayotte imasu.

= I go to a language school.

通う ( = kayou) = 通学(する) ( = tsuugaku suru) = walk to school, to commute

• 保育園 ( = hoikuen) nursery school

• 幼稚園 ( = youchien) kindergarten

• 小学校 ( = shougakkou) elementary school school

• 中学校  ( = chuugakkou) small high school

• 高校  ( = koukou) high school

• 大学 ( = daigaku) university

• 短期大学  ( = tanki daigaku) small colldege, 2 year colldege

→ short form 短大  ( = tandai)

• 4年制大学  ( = yonensei daigaku) 4 year colldege, university

• 大学院 ( = daigakuin) graduate school

• 学位 ( = gakui) diploma

• 学士 ( = gakushi) bachelor

• 学士号  ( = gakushi gou) bachelor degree

• 修士  ( = shuushi) master

• 修士号 ( = shuushi gou) understand degree

• 修士号を取る ( = shuushi gou wo toru.) to gain a grasp degree

• 博士号 ( = hakase gou) physician of ideology degree

Note: Japanese education system:

義務教育 ( = gimu kyouiku) compulsory education :

9 years (elementary and also junior high school)

→• 6 years in elementary institution (from age 6 come 12 years)

→• 3 years in small high institution (from age 13 to 15 years)

• 3 years in high college (from age 16 to 18)

• 2 years in junior college or

• 4 years in university

• 予備校  ( = yobikou) cram school for university

• 塾  ( = juku)(学習塾 =gakushuu juku)cram school

• 公立  ( = kouritsu) public

Ex.公立高校 ( = kouritsu koukou) windy high school

• 私立  ( = shiritsu/watakushiritsu) private

• 男女共学 ( = danjo kyougaku) co-education or 共学 ( = kyougaku)

• 男子校 ( = danshikou) boy’s school

• 女子校 ( = joshikou) girl’s school

• 中高一貫教育  ( = chuukou ikkan kyouiku) unified college programs(continuous study from junior high school to high school)

• 教育 ( = kyoiku) education

• 語学教育 ( = gogaku kyouiku) language education

• 幼児教育 ( = youji kyouiku) child education

• 先生 ( = sensei) teacher

Note 1): us always deal with teachers v their name + 先生.

Ex. マギー先生 ( = Maggie sensei) lock never call teacher with さん( = san)like マギーさん ( = Maggie san) “Miss Maggie”)

Also some other occupations might be dubbed 先生 ( = sensei) such as doctors, lawyers, politicians,novelists and also artists, etc.

Note 2): If you are a techer, you space not supposed to attend to yourself to others ” 先生” because the indigenous sensei has actually feeling of respect and also we don’t usage honorific expression because that yourself. So you to speak or you create in a document 教師 ( = kyoushi) rather of 先生 for your occupation. But we perform hear in day-to-day conversation world addressing yourself 先生.

(Ex. If you deal with children, you call yourself, your name+ 先生)

•担任 ( = tannin) teacher in charge/homeroom teacher

←担任の先生 ( = tannin no sensei) homeroom teacher

• 教授 ( = kyouju) professor

• 助教授 ( = jokyouju) combine (assistant) professor

• 講師  ( = koushi) one instructor

• 校長(先生) ( = kouchou (sensei))  principal

• 教頭(先生)(=kyoutou (sensei)) evil principal

• 学長 ( = gakuchou) chairman of the university

• 学部長 ( = gakubuchou) dean

• 学生 ( = gakusei) student

• 生徒  ( = seito) student

• 小学生  ( = shougaku sei) elementary institution student

• 中学生 ( = chuugaku sei) junior high school student

• 高校生 ( = koukou sei) high school student

• 大学生  ( = daigaku sei) college student

• 大学院生 ( = daigakuin sei) graduate school student

• 予備校生 ( = yobikou sei) preparatory school student

• 塾生 ( = juku sei) cram school student

• 1年生 ( = ichi nen sei) first year grade, first-year student, freshman

• 2年生  ( = ni nen sei) 2nd grader, second-year student, sophomore

Ex.「彼は高校2年生です。」

 = kare wa koukou ni nen sei desu.

=  “He is a second-grader in high school.”

• 3年生 ( = mountain nen sei) 3rd grader, third-year student, junior

• 4年生 ( = yo nen sei) 4th grader, fourth-year student, senior

• 留年 ( = ryuunen) to repeat a year (the same grade)

• 留年する ( = ryuunen suru)

• 浪人生 ( = rounin sei) a student that failed an entrance examination because that university

• 浪人 ( = rounin) initially a samurai who doesn’t have their masters and also wander around, currently refers to students in between high school and also university — who are studying in order to pass university exams.

Ex. 彼の息子は浪人している。( = kare no musuko wa rounin shiteiru.)

• 一浪 ( = ichi rou) an initial year after you failed 、2浪 ( = ni rou) second years after you failed..

Ex.一浪する。( = ich rou suru.)

• クラスメート ( = kurasu meeto) classmate

• 同級生 ( = doukyuu sei) classmate

• 先輩  ( = senpai) senior, It describes an larger grade student

• 後輩 ( = kouhai) junior It describes an younger great student

Cultural note: Traditionally they have to display respect to older people in Japan. Lock have built this senpai-kouhai (superior-inferior, older-younger) connections in schools, providers and culture in Japan. Periodically it is an extremely strict specifically in sports clubs in schools. Kouhai (juniors) have to obey your senpai, seniors.

• 入学  ( = nyuugaku) entrance、enter a school

• 卒業  ( = sotsugyou) graduate

Ex.マギーは「ワンワン小学校」をやっと卒業した。

= Maggie wa “Wanwan shougakkou” wo yatto sotsugyou shita

= “Maggie ultimately graduated “bowwow primary school school.”

• 入学式  ( = nyuugaku shiki) enntrance gate ceremony

• 卒業式  ( = sotsugyou shiki) graduation ceremony

Culture note :In Japan, castle sing together graduation songs, 「蛍の光」( = Hotaru no hikari) (“Auld Lang Syne”,a Scottish people song) or 「仰げば尊し 」( = Aogeba toutoshi, which shows gratitude and also respect to your teachers.) in graduation ceremonies.They also play 「蛍の光」( = Hotaru no hikari) (“Auld Lang Syne” ) once they close room stores.

• 大学卒  ( = daigaku sotsu) university graduate

• 高卒 ( = kousotsu) high institution graduate

• 彼女は高卒だ。

= Kanojo wa kousotsu da.

= She is high college graduate.

• 中卒 ( = chuusotsu) junior-high graduate• 首席 ( = shuseki) summa cum laude、top of the class

Ex. 首席で卒業する 

 = shuseki de sotsugyou suru.

= to graduate summa cum laude

Ex. 彼は〜大学を優秀な成績で卒業しました。

=Kare wa ~ daigaku wo yuushuu na seiseki de sotsugyou shimashita.

= He i graduated ~ college with great grades.

• 教室 ( = kyoushitsu) classroom

• 黒板 ( = kokuban) black color board

• ホワイトボード ( = howaito boodo) white board

 

• 机 ( = tsukue) desk

• 椅子 ( = isu) chair

• ロッカー ( = rokkaa) locker

• クラス  ( = kurasu) class

• レッスン  ( = ressun) lesson

• 科目 ( = kamoku)

• 国語  ( = kokugo) Japanese study

• 算数  ( = sansuu) arithmetic

• 数学 ( = suugaku) math

• 理科  ( = rika) science

• 化学 ( = kagaku) chemistry

• 科学  ( = kagaku) science

• 社会科 ( = shakaika) social studies

• 体育  ( = taiiku) gymnastics

• ゼミ  ( = zemi) seminar (Usually you have to make a team under a professor to study or research something in University.

• 専攻  ( = senkou) major

Ex.「専攻は何ですか?」

= Senkou wa nan desu ka?

= “What is your major?”

• 学部 ( = gakubu) faculty, department

Ex. 文学部 ( = bungakubu)faculty of letters

Ex. 医学部 ( = igakubu)faculty that medicine

Ex. 法学部  ( = hougakubu)faculty the law

Ex. 経営部  ( = keieigakubu) faculty of business administration

• 文系  ( = bunkei) humanities

• 理系 ( = rikei) science course

Ex. 彼は理系だ。

= Kare wa rikei da

=  He is in the science ( and engineering) majors

• 遠足 ( = ensoku) excursion

• 修学旅行  ( = shuugaku ryokou) college trip

• 運動会  ( = undoukai) athletics meets, sporting activities festival

• 体育祭 ( = taiku sai) athletics meets, sports festival

• 学芸会 ( = gakugeikai) institution play

• 文化祭 ( = bunka sai) social festival

• 大学祭  ( = daigaku sai)(学祭 =gakusai)school festivals in university

• 研修旅行  ( = kenshuu ryokou) study/research tour

• 父兄参観日  ( = fukei sankan bi) the day as soon as parents have the right to observe the class.

• 給食  ( = kyuushoku) school lunch (Mainly for elementary school.)

• 学食 ( = gakushoku) college cafeteria

cultural note:

In Japanese institutions (besides universities and also cram schools), commonly students stand up, bow and sit down beginning of the class all together for .A college student on a everyday duty is called 日直 ( = nicchoku) and also he/she say the followings:

• 「起立」( = kiritsu) “All rise!”

• 「礼」( =rei) “Bow!”

• 「着席」( = chakuseki) “Sit down!”

Ex.「着席して下さい。」

= Chakuseki shite kudasai.-

= “Please sit down!”

• 放課 ( = houka) break time

• 放課後 ( = houka go) after school

• 職員室 ( = shokuin shitsu) teachers’ room

• チャイム ( = chaimu) bell

Ex.チャイムが鳴る ( = chaimu) ring the bell

(In countless Japanese schools, when course starts or ends, you hear the bell.)

• 成績 ( = seiseki) grades

Ex.よい成績を取る ( = yoi seiseki wo toru) to get a good grade

Ex.成績が悪い ( = seiseki ga warui) poor grade

• オール5 ( = ooru go) A+

(Note: 5 is the best grade in Japanese elementary school school.)

• A+ = エープラ ( = ei purasu or ei pura)

•試験  ( = shiken) exams

• テスト ( = tesuto) test

• 期末テスト ( = kimatsu tesuto) end-of-term exam

• 中間テスト ( = chuukan tesuto) mid-term exam

• 小テスト ( = shou tesuto) quiz

• 抜き打ちテスト ( = nukiuchi tesuto) pop quiz

• 追試 ( = tsuishi) make-up exam

• 入学試験 ( = nyuugaku shiken)(入試 = nyuushi brief form)

• 卒業試験 ( = sotugyou shiken) graduation exam

• 受験する ( = juken suru) to take an (entrance) exam.

• 受験勉強 ( = juken benkyou) examining for enntrance gate exam.

• 受験戦争 ( = juken sensou) entrance test war、 race

• 受験地獄 ( = juken zikoku) examination hell

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social note:

The competicion for entrance exams has actually been really severe in Japan. If you obtain in a great high school, there is an ext chance to obtain in a good university and get a good job in future. It has spreaded to even preschool ages. 「お受験」( =ojuken) is a word because that those kids who are required to take an enntrance gate exams for a an excellent elementary school. There is a special college for those reduced aged kids to pass the exam and also they teach social manners and particular knowledges to gain in a great elementary schools.

• 合格  ( = goukaku) to happen (the exam)

• 合格する ( = goukaku suru) to happen (the exam)

• 受かる ( = ukaru) to pass

• 有名高校に受かった。 ( = Yuumei koukou ni ukatta.) “I have passed a famed high school.”

Also パスする ( = pasu suru) come pass

• 試験にパスする ( = Shiken ni pasu suru.) to pass the exam.

• 不合格  ( = fugoukaku) to fail

• 落ちる ( = ochiru) to fail

Ex. 試験に落ちる ( = shiken ni ochiru) to fail the exam.

• 単位 ( = tan-i) credit

Ex. 単位を取る ( = tan-i wo toru) to gain courses credit

Ex. 単位が足らない  ( = tan-i ga tarinai) no earn sufficient credits

Ex. 単位を落とす  ( = tan-i wo otosu) come fail a class

• レポート ( = repooto) report 

• 作文 ( = sakubun) composition

• 論文 ( = ronbun) thesis

• 卒業論文 ( = sotsugyou ronbun) graduation thesis

• 宿題 ( = shukudai) homework

• 予習 ( = yoshuu) prep

• 復習 ( = fukushuu) review

• 研究  ( = kenkyuu) study, research

• 研究する ( = kenkyuu suru) to study, come research

• リサーチ ( = resaachi) research

• 出席する ( = shusseki suru) to attend 

• 欠席する ( = kesseki suru) to be absent

• ずる休み ( = zuru yasumi) play hooky

beneficial sentences because that teachers!

• 「さあ、今日のレッスンを始めましょう。」

=”Saa, kyou no ressun wo hajimemashou.”

= “OK, let’s begin today’s lesson”

• 「それでは出席を取ります。」

=”Soredewa shusseki wo torimasu.

= “OK, I’ll have actually a role call.”

• 「〜さんは今日は欠席ですか?」

=~san wa kyou wa kesseki desu ka?

(お休みですか?)

= Oyasumi desu ka?

= Is ~ missing today?”

• 「プリントを配ります。」

= Purinto wo kubari masu.

= “I’ll pass the end the handouts!”

• 「繰り返して言って下さい。」

= Kurikaeshite itte kudasai.

= “Please repeat!”

• 「後について言って下さい。」

= Ato ni tsuite itte kudasai.

= “Repeat after me!”

• 「〜は日本語(〜語)で何と言いますか?」

= ~ wa nihongo (~ go) de nanto iimasu ka?

= “How do you to speak ~ in Japanese (other language)?”

言語 ( = gengo) language(s)

~語 ( = ~go) language

フランス語 ( = furansu go) French、スペイン語 ( = supein go) Spanish、英語 ( = eigo) English、中国語 ( = chuugoku go) Chinese、韓国語 ( = kankokugo) Korean、オランダ語 =oranda go) Dutch、ドイツ語 ( = doitsu go)German

• 「合っています。」

= Atte imasu.

= “It’s correct.”

• 「間違っています。」

= Machigatte imasu.

= “It’s no correct.”

• 「見て下さい。」

= Mite kudasai.

= ”Please look!”

• 「聞いて下さい。」

= Kiite kudasai.

= “Please listen!”

• 「言って下さい。」

= Itte kudasai.

= “Please say/speak”

• 「読んで下さい。」

= Yonde kudasai.

= “Please read!”

• 「しっかり勉強してきて下さい。」

= Shikkari benkyou shitekite kudasai.

= “Please examine hard!”

• 「もう少し大きな声で言って下さい。」

= Mou sukoshi ookina koe de itte kudasai.

= “Please speak a little bit louder.”

• 「はっきり発音して下さい。」

= Hakkiri hatsuon shite kudasai.”

= “Please pronounce clearly.” “Please enunciate!”

• 「必ず復習をして来て下さい。」

= Kanarazu fukushuu wo shitekite kudasai.

= “Please be certain to review!”

• 「宿題は34ページです。/34ページをやって来て下さい。」

= Shukudai wa sanjuu yon peiji wo yatte kite kudasai.

= Please study p.34 for homework.”

• 「何か質問はありますか?」(ありませんか?」)

= Nani ka shitsumon wa arimasuka?) (arimasenka?)

= “Do you have any type of questions?”

• 「先週のところで何か質問はありませんか?」

= Senshuu no tokoro de nanika shitsumon wa arimasenka?)

= “Do you have any questions around last main class?”

• 「これで終わります。」

= Kore de owari masu.)

= “Let’s end up here.”

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valuable phrases because that students:

• 遅刻 ( = chikoku) to it is in late

Ex.「遅刻してすみません。」

= Chikoku shite sumimasen.

= “I to be sorry ns am late.”

• 早退(=soutai) to leave early

Ex.「今日は、早退させて下さい。」

= “Kyou wa soutai sasete kudasai.

= “Please let me leave at an early stage today.”

• 「綴り(スペル)が違っています。」

= Tsuzuri (or superu) ga chigatte imasu.

= “The order is wrong.”

• 「綴り(スペル)を教えて下さい。」

= Tsuzuri (or superu) wo oshiete kudasai.)

= “Please tell me just how to order ~.”

• 「綴り(スペル)はどう書けばいいですか?」

= Tsuzuri (or superu) wa dou kakeba ii desu ka?

= “How execute you assignment ~?”

• 「〜はどういう意味ですか?」

= ~ wa douiu imi desu ka?

= 〜はどういう意味か、教えて頂けますでしょうか? much more polite

= ~ wa douiu imi ka oshiete itadakemasu de shouka?

= “What does ~ mean?” (“Could friend tell me the definition of ~, please?”)

• 「〜の意味を教えて下さい。」

= ~ no imi wo oshiete kudasai.

= 〜の意味を教えて頂けますでしょうか? an ext polite

= ~no imi wo oshiete itadakemasu de shouka?

“Please offer me the meaning of ~. ” (“Could you~ call me the an interpretation of ~, please?”)

• 「〜について教えて下さい。」

= ~ni tsuite oshiete kudasai.

•〜について教えて頂けますでしょうか?)more polite

= ~ni tsuite oshiete itadakemasu deshouka?

= “Please teach me about ~” (“Could you~”)

• 「今週の宿題は何ですか?」

= Konshuu no shukudai wa nan desu ka?

=“What is this week homework?”

• 「どこからどこまでが宿題でしょうか?」

= Dokokara dokomade ga shukudai de shou ka?

= “From whereby to whereby is our homework?”• 「すみません。宿題を忘れました。」

= Sumimasen. Shukudai wo wasure mashita.

= “Excuse me. I forgot mine homework.”

• 「ノートを忘れました。」

= Nouto wo wasure mashita.

= “I left /forgot my note book”

• 「先生、質問があります。」

= Sensei, shitsumon ga arimasu

= “Mr. /Ms. ~, I have a question! “

• 「質問してもいいですか?」

= Shitumon shitemo iidesu ka?

= “Can i ask girlfriend a question? “

• 「質問してもよろしいでしょうか?」

= Shitsumon shitemo yoroshii deshou ka?

= “May ns ask girlfriend a question?”

• 「発音をもう一度教えて下さい。」

= Hatsuon wo mou ichido oshiete kudasai.

= “Please teach me/us the together again.”

• 「〜の意味がよくわかりません。」

= ~ no imi ga wakarimasen.

= “I don’t recognize the meaning of ~ “

• 「すみません。全くわかりません。もう一度教えて頂けますか?」

= Sumimasen,. Mattaku wakarimasen. Mou ichido oshiete itadakemasu ka?

= ”Excuse me. Ns don’t understand at all. Could you teach me again?”

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claims in the photo above:

「何か文句ありますか?」

= Nanka (or Nanika) monku arimasu ka?

= “Any objection?” “Any complaints?” ” do you have actually something to say?”

文句 ( = monku) complaints

Ex. 文句がある。( =Monku ga aru.) I have a bone come pick.

Ex. 彼女はいつも文句ばかり言っている。

 = Kanojo wa itsumo monku bakari itte iru.

= She is constantly complaining (bitching).

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 Maggie先生より =Maggie sensei yori = from Maggie-sensei

それでは今日のレッスンはこれで終わります。何か質問はありませんか?

えっ?「マギー先生は何でそんなに美しいのですか」って?それは自分でもわかりません。自然にこうなんです。

= Soredewa kyou no ressun wa kore de owarimasu. Nanika shitsumon wa arimasen ka?

Eh? Maggie sensei wa nande sonnani utsukushii no desu ka tte? ill wa jibun demo wakarimasen. Shizen ni kou nan desu.

=OK, us will complete today’s class now. Any type of questions? What? just how come Maggie-sensei is for this reason beautiful? Well, ns don’t understand the price myself. That’s the means I am….

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