Waku Waku Japanese – Lesson 42: School
Summer break’s over and now we’re back in school again! So why not learn some Japanese words and phrases related to school? Although it might not be the most interesting lesson for everyone, a lot of Japanese animes and dramas are set in school, so I’m sure you’ve heard many of these words before! And these words will be helpful if you ever get a chance to study abroad in Japan. So…happy studying!! ☺
Shougakkou- Elementary School
Rokunen- 6 years
Chuugakkou- Middle School
Koukou- High school
Koukou 3 Nen sei- Senior in highschool
Daigakusei- College student
Shifuku- clothing of your choice
Kamoku/Kyouka- subjects in school
Suugaku wa muzukashii desu- Math is hard
Kokugo- Literature class
Kokugo de hon wo yomimashita- I read a book in literature class
Kagaku de jikken wo shimashita- I did an experiment in Science class
Taiiku- Physical Education
Taiiku dewa taisougi wo kimasu/You wear gym clothes in Phys Ed class
Koukou de watashi no tokui na kamoku wa bijutsu deshita- The subject I was the best at in highschool was Art.
Tokui- subject you excel at
Soshite, negate na kamoku wa shakai deshita- And the subject I was the worst at was Social Studies.
Nigate- subject you don’t excel at
Bukatsu- extracurricular activities
Buin- member of a club
Watashi wa kendoubu no buin desu- I am a member of the kendo club
Kitakubu- people who don’t participate in extra curricular activities
So use these words when you’re in school to help you describe your favorite subjects and those you might not enjoy as much!
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- Sep 29, 2012 at 12:00 am