Classroom Expressions


Last Thursday we learnt another new lesson which was class expressions. Below are some of common instructions related to the given situations.

When the teacher reads attendance


Aina, are you here?       Aina-san, iimasuka?/アイナさんいいますか?

Yes, I’m here.                 Hai, iimasu!/はい、いいます!

She’s not here                Iimasen/いいません

She’s not here yet         Mada iimasen/まだいいません


During lesson


Please listen: Kiite kudasai (きいてください)

Please say: Itte kudasai (いってください)

Please write: Kaite kudasai (かいてください)

Please look: Mite kudasai (みてください)


Also we learnt how to introduce our self in Japanese or Jikoshoukai (じこしょうかい). Below are the example


Hajimemashite (はじめまして)

My name is Nabiha/ Nabiha desu (ナビハです)

I’m from Selangor/ Serangoru kara kimashita (セランゴルからきました)

I’m from the faculty of Economy/ Keizai gakubu no gakusei desu (けいざいがくぶのがくせいです)

This year, I’m a third year student/ Kotoshi wa san nen sei desu (今年は三年せいです)

Douzo yoroshiku onegaishimasu (どうぞよろしくおねがいします)


Finally, have you ever wonder (when watching j-dramas or anime) why do the teacher called a female student with kun (-くん)at the end of their family name?


because it is impossible to identify their gender based on family names only

Thank you:)




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