Classroom Expressions

こんにちわ!

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

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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

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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

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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?

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

Thank you:)

 

 

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