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    Default School Vocab!

    Came across an old list of 'school vocab' from some mates who have kids in Japanese schools and decided to try to post the whole bloody thing. Are there character limits on this board?

    School:
    School 学校 gakkou
    Student 学生、生徒 gakusei, seito
    - 1st student 一年生 ichinensei
    - 2nd year student 二年生 ninensei
    - 3rd year student 三年生 sannensei
    - grade/form/year 学年 gakunen
    - Class (e.g., 1A) (一)年(A)組 (ichi)nen (A)gumi
    Elementary/primary school 小学校 shougaku
    - Elementary school student 小学生 shougakusei
    Middle school 中学校 chuugaku
    - Middle school student 中学生 chuugakusei
    High school 高校、 高等学校 koukou, koutougakkou
    - High school student 高校生 koukousei
    Types of high schools
    - Boys 男子 danshi
    - Girls 女子 joshi
    - Comprehensive 総合 sougou
    - International 国際 kokusai
    - Technical 工業 kougyou
    - Business 経済 keizai
    - Vocational 実業 jitsugyou
    - Commercial 商業 shougyou
    - Agricultural 農業 nougyou
    - SELHi スーパー・イングリッシュ・ハイスクール suupaa ingurisshu haisukuuru
    You and your coworkers:
    CIR 国際交流員 kokusaikouryuuin
    ALT 外国語指導助手、ALT(エイ・エル・ティ) gaikokugoshidoujoushu, eieruti
    Board of Education 教育委員会 kyouiku iinkai
    Principal 校長 kouchou
    Head of teaching, vice principal 教頭 kyouto
    Head teacher for each grade 学年主任 gakunen shunin
    Class (homeroom) teacher 担任 tannin
    Teacher 先生、教師 sensei, kyoushi
    Office lady OL(オーエル)ooeru
    Special Times
    School entry 入学 nyuugaku
    - Entrance ceremony 入学式 nyuugakushiki
    Graduation 卒業 sotsugyou
    - Graduation ceremony 卒業式 sotsugyoushiki
    Health and development check 健康診断 kenkou shindan
    Where you want to be
    School/main gate 門、正門 mon, seimon
    Entrance 玄関 genkan
    Corridor 廊下 rouka
    Classroom 教室 kyoushitsu
    Gymnasium 体育館 taiikukan
    Sports ground グランド gurando
    School grounds/playfield 校庭 koutei
    Library room 図書室 toshoshitsu
    Sick bay 保健室 hokenshitsu
    Toilets/W.C./restrooms トイレ toire
    - actual toilet 便器 benki
    - toilet cubicle 個室 koshitsu
    Office 事務所 jimusho (occasionally 事務室 [i]jimushitsu[/i)]
    Principle’s office 校長室 kouchoushitsu
    Staffroom 職員室 shokuinshitsu
    School life
    Uniform 制服 seifuku
    Raincoat or poncho 合羽、雨合羽、レインコート kappa, amagappa, reinkooto
    Umbrella 傘 kasa
    - Rain umbrella 雨傘 amagasa
    - Parasol, sunshade 日傘 higasa
    - Folding umbrella 折畳み傘 oritatamigasa
    Shoe boxes 靴箱 kutsubako
    - Slippers/indoor shoes 上履き uwabaki
    Hooks for hanging P.E. gear, hats etc. ホック hokku
    Cubby-holes, lockers ロッカー rokkaa
    School things, belongings 持ち物 mochimono
    School bag 鞄 kaban
    - Hard bags for elementary students ランドセル randoseru
    - Backpack/rucksack リュック、リュックサック ryukku, ryukkusakku
    Pencil case/bag 筆箱 fudebako
    Name tag 名札 nafuda
    Desk 机 tsukue
    Blackboard 黒板 kokuban
    Chalk チョーク chooku
    - Chalk ledge チョーク受け chookuuke
    - Chalk dust チョークの粉 chooku no kona
    Club life new!
    Clubs 部活、クラブ bukatsu, kurabu
    Club activities, club life 部活動、クラブ活動 bukatsudou, kurabukatsudou
    __ club ~部 -bu
    - basketball club バスケ部 basukebu
    - American football club アメフト部 amefutobu
    - soccer/football club サッカー部 sakkaabu
    - kendo club 剣道部 kendoubu
    - judo club 柔道部 judoubu
    - karate club 空手部 karatebu
    - track and field club 陸上部 rikujoubu
    - gymnastics club 体操部 taisoubu
    - swim club 水泳部 suieibu
    - volleyball club バレーボール部 bareeboorubu
    - table tennis/ping pong club 卓球部 takkyuubu
    - tennis club テニス部 tenisubu
     - soft-ball tennis ソフトテニス sofutotenisu
     - hardball (regular) tennis 硬式テニス koushikitenisu
    - handball club ハンドボール部 handoboorubu
    - rugby club ラグビー部 ragubiibu
    - badminton club バドミントン部 badomintonbu
    - baseball club 野球部 yakyuubu
     - softball club ソフトボール部 sofutoboorubu
     - rubber-ball baseball club 軟式野球部 nanshikiyakyuubu
     - hardball (regular) baseball 硬式野球部 koushikiyakyuubu
    - ski club スキー部 sukiibu
    - (Japanese) archery club 弓道部 kyuudoubu
    - alpine club 山岳部 sangakubu
    - cheerleading club 応援部 ouenbu *Not at all like American cheerleading, sorry
    - rhythmic gymnastics club 新体操部 shintaisoubu
    - lacrosse club ラクロス部 rakurosubu
    - music club 音楽部 ongakubu
     - brass band club 吹奏楽部 suisougakubu
     -  Japanese instrument club 邦楽部 hougakubu
    - broadcast club 放送部 housoubu
    - newspaper club 新聞部 shimbunbu
    - art club 美術部 bijutsubu
    - pottery club 陶芸部 tougeibu
    - literature club 文芸部 bungeibu
    - English club 英語部 eigobu
    - (Japanese) calligraphy club 書道部 shodoubu
    - computer club パソコン部 pasokonbu
     - typing/computer club ワープロ部 waapurobu
    - science club 科学部 kagakubu
    - abacus club 簿記珠算部 bokishuzanbu
    - go club 囲碁・将棋部 igo/shougibu
    - anime/manga club アニメ漫画部 animemangabu
    - tea ceremony club 茶道部 sadoubu
    - flower arranging club 華道部・花道部 kadoubu
    - cooking club 調理部 chouribu
    - handicraft club 手芸部 shugeibu
    - drama club 演劇部 engekibu
    - geology club 地質部 chishitsubu
    - astronomy club 天文部 tenmonbu
    President 部長 buchou
    Captain キャプテン kyaputen
    Club member 部員 buin
    - e.g., member of the soccer club サッカー部員 sakkaabuin
    Sports bag 体操着袋 tasougibukuro
    Sports clothes 体操着 taisougi
    - T-shirt Tシャツ T-shatsu
    - Shorts ¬短パン tanpan
    - Towel hung around neck for sweat 汗拭きトアル asefuki taoru
    Morning practice 朝練 asaren *(short for 朝練習 asarenshuu)
    Scheduling
    (First/Warning) bell 予鈴 yorei
    Timetable 時間割 jikanwari
    Daily schedule 日課 nikka
    Morning meeting/assembly 朝礼 chourei
    Teachers' (morning) meeting 職員会議 shokuinkaigi
    Homeroom (morning) meeting 朝の会 asanokai
    Duty roster 当番 touban
    Daily duty for students 日直 nicchoku
    Class, lecture 授業 jugyou
    Curriculum (official) 学習指導要領 gakushuu shidou youryou
    Homework 宿題 shukudai
    Hand in 提出 teishutsu
    Things to be handed in 提出物 teishutsubutsu
    Schoolwork
    Study 勉強 benkyou (more formal: 学習 gakushuu)
    - Self study/free period 自習 jishuu
    Composition, story 作文 sakubun
    Report (factual) レポート repooto
    Review, editorial 感想文 kansoubun
    Textbook 教科書 kyoukasho
    - Chapter 第__課 dai___ka
    - Index 索引 sakuin
    - Topic 話題、トピック wadai, topikku
    Workbook ワーク、ワークブック、ドリル waaku, waakubukku, doriru
    Exercise book ノート nooto
    Tests, tests, tests
    Test/quiz テスト、小テスト tesuto, shotesuto
    Exams 試験 shiken
    Academic achievement test 学力テスト gakuryoku tesuto
    Midterm 中間試験 chuukan shiken
    End of term test 期末試験 kimatsu shiken
    End of year test 年末試験 nenmatsu shiken
    Problem 問題 mondai
    Answer sheet 回答用紙 kaitou youshi
    Multiple-choice (method) マークシート(方式)maakushiito (houshiki)
    Office supplies
    Pencil 鉛筆 enpitsu
    - Mechanical pencil シャーペン shaapen
    Pencil sharpener 鉛筆削りenpitsukezuri
    Pen ペン pen
    Eraser 消しゴム keshigomu
    Cellotape テープ teepu
    - Double-sided tape 両面テープ ryoumen teepu
    Glue 糊 nori
    - Stick glue スティック糊 sutikkunori
    - Starch glue 澱粉糊 denpunnori
    - White/PVA glue ボンド bondo
    Stapler ホッチキス hochikisu
    - Staples 針、ステープル hari, suteepuru
    Ruler 物差しmonosashi
    Felt-tip markers マーカーmaakaa
    - Water soluble 水性 suisei
    - Permanent 油性 yusei
    Scissors 鋏 hasami
    Pins 待ち針 machibari
    Tape measure メジャー、巻尺 mejaa、makijaku
    Mealtimes
    School lunch給食 kyuushoku
    Lunch duty (kids have to serve lunch) 給食当番 kyuushokutouban
    Smocks/aprons worn by these poor suckers and laundered by their mothers at the end of the week 給食着 kyuushokugi
    Leftovers 残飯 zanpan
    Leaving food 残す nokosu
    Picky (eater) 好き嫌いが多い sukikirai ga ooi
    Packed lunch 弁当 bentou
    Under the weather
    Look pale 顔色が悪い kaoiro ga warui
    Cold風 kaze
    Flu インフレ infure
    Hangover 二日酔い futsukayoi
    Fever 熱 netsu
    Nausea 吐き気 hakike
    Vomiting 嘔吐 outo
    Headache 頭痛 zutsuu
    Stomach ache 腹痛、お腹が痛い fukutsuu, onaka ga itai
    Diarrhea 下痢 geri
    Broken bone 骨折 kossetsu
    Sprain 捻挫 nenza
    Cut 傷 kizu
    Graze/scrape 擦り傷 surikizu
    Injury (unspecified) 怪我 kega
    Clean-up!
    Cleaning 掃除 souji
    Cleaning lady 掃除婦 soujifu
    Cleaning supplies 掃除用具 soujiyougu
    - Broom closet 掃除用具入れ soujiyouguire
    - Cleaning clothes 雑巾 zoukin
    - Cloth/sponge 布巾 fukin
    Toilet cleaning トイレ掃除 toire souji
    Subjects
    Japanese 国語 kokugo
    English 英語 eigo
    Foreign language 外国語 gaikokugo
    Arithmetic 算数 sansuu
    Math 数学 suugaku
    Social studies 社会 shakai
    History 歴史 rekishi
    Geography 地理 chiri
    Science 理科 rika
    Natural sciences 自然科学 shizenkagaku
    Home-ec 家庭、家庭科 katei, kateika
    Art 美術 bijustsu
    Physical education 体育 taiiku
    Music 音楽 ongaku
    Grades, reports and meetings
    School report card 通知書、成績表 tsuuchisho, seisekihyou
    School health record card 健康カード kenkou kaado
    Parent/teacher notebook 連絡帳 renrakuchou
    Individual parent-teacher meeting 個人面談 kojin mendan
    Class-wide parent-teacher meeting 懇談会、保護者会 kondankai, hogoshakai
    Class observation 授業参観 jugyou sankan
    Home visit 家庭訪問 katei houmon
    Family environment 家庭環境 katei kankyou
    PTA general meeting PTA総会 PTA soukai
    PTA president PTA会長 PTA kaichou
    Telephone-tree 連絡網 renrakumou
    Student behaviour and relationships
    Classmates 同級生 doukyuusei
    Companions 仲間 nakama
    Friends 友達 tomodachi
    Close friend 親友 shinyuu
    Get on well with X Xと仲がいい X to naka ga ii
    Speaks up (in class) 発言する hatsugen suru
    Keeps everything in order 整理整頓 seiriseiton
    Self-managed, organised 自己管理 jikoukanri
    Sloppy, unreliable, hopeless だらしない darashinai
    - Something forgotten/lost 忘れ物 wasuremono
    Ability 能力 nouryoku
    Understanding, wisdom 知恵 chie
    Common sense 常識 joushiki
    - Beyond common sense 常識外れ joushiki hazure
    Intellectual understanding, comprehension 理解 rikai
    Can/can’t keep up with studies 勉強についていける・いけないbenkyou ni tsuite ikeru/ikenai
    Problems
    Steal 偸む nusumu
    - “Take things” (more tactful) 物を取る mono o toru
    - “Things diseappear” (even more tactful) 物がなくなる mono ga nakunaru
    Sexual innuendo, dirty 嫌らしいこと iyarashii koto
    Something unpleaseant, unpleasant words 嫌なこと iya na koto
    Feelings hurt 傷ついた kizutsuita
    - Easily hurt 傷つきやすい kizu tsukiyasui
    Brush it off 気にしないki ni shinai
    Tease (minor, but not necessarily friendly) からかう karakau
    Harrasment (relatively minor) 嫌がらせ iyagarase
    Excluded from the group 仲間外れ nakamahazure
    Minor problem 困ったこと komatta koto
    Problem 問題 mondai
    Problem child 困った子 komatta ko
    Major troublemaker 問題児 mondaiji
    Provoke or harass, often physical ちょっかいを出す chokkai o dasu
    Provoke or harass, usually verbal 挑発する chouhatsu suru
    - Respond to harassment, let someone push your buttons 挑発に乗るchouhatsu ni noru
    Bullying 苛め ijime
    - The Bullying Problem苛めの問題 ijime no mondai
    - To make someone feel bad (euphemistic of bigger problems) 嫌な思いをさせる iya na omoi o saseru
    - Throw a tantrum (used to shift the blame of bullying) 癇癪を起こすkanshaku o okosu
    Threaten 脅す odosu
    Violence 暴力 bouryoku
    Socially withdrawn引篭もり hikikomori
    Suicide 自殺 jisatsu
    Now, on that happy note... feel free to add or correct things! I was thinking of doing a section on clubs (the after-school kind, not the dance kind). Anything else people want to know?

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    Fixed a few errors and replaced romaji with kana for the betterment of mankind.

    School:
    School 学校 がっこう
    Student 学生、生徒 がくせい, せいと
    - 1st student 一年生 いちねんせい
    - 2nd year student 二年生 にねんせい
    - 3rd year student 三年生 さんねんせい
    - grade/form/year 学年 がくねん
    - Class (e.g., 1A) (一)年(A)組 (いち)ねん (A)ぐみ
    Elementary/primary school 小学校 しょうがっこう
    - Elementary school student 小学生 しょうがくせい
    Middle school 中学校 ちゅうがっこう
    - Middle school student 中学生 ちゅうがくせい
    High school 高校, 高等学校 こうこう, こうとうがっこう
    - High school student 高校生 こうこうせい
    Types of high schools
    - Boys 男子 だんし
    - Girls 女子 女子
    - Comprehensive 総合 そうごう
    - International 国際 こくさい
    - Technical 工業 こうぎょう
    - Business 経済 けいざい
    - Vocational 実業 じつぎょう
    - Commercial 商業 しょうぎょう
    - Agricultural 農業 のうぎょう
    - SELHi スーパー・イングリッシュ・ハイスクール
    You and your coworkers:
    CIR 国際交流員 こくさいこうりゅういん
    ALT 外国語指導助手 がいこくごしどうじょしゅ
    Board of Education 教育委員会 きょういくいいんかい
    Principal 校長 こうちょう
    Head of teaching, vice principal 教頭 きょうとう
    Head teacher for each grade 学年主任 がくねんしゅにん
    Class (homeroom) teacher 担任 たんにん
    Teacher 先生、教師 せんせい, きょうし
    Office lady OL オーエル
    Special Times
    School entry 入学 にゅうがく
    - Entrance ceremony 入学式 にゅうがくしき
    Graduation 卒業 そつぎょう
    - Graduation ceremony 卒業式 そつぎょうしき
    Health and development check 健康診断 けんこうしんだん
    Where you want to be
    School/main gate 門、正門 もん, せいもん
    Lobby 玄関 げんかん
    Corridor 廊下 ろうか
    Classroom 教室 きょうしつ
    Gymnasium 体育館 たいいくかん
    Sports ground グランド
    School grounds/playfield 校庭 こうてい
    Library room 図書室 としょしつ
    Sick bay 保健室 ほけんしつ
    Toilets/W.C./restrooms トイレ
    - actual toilet 便器 べんき
    - toilet cubicle 個室 こしつ
    Office 事務所、事務室 じむしょ, じむしつ
    Principle’s office 校長室 こうちょうしつ
    Staffroom 職員室 しょくいんしつ
    School life
    Uniform 制服 せいふく
    Raincoat or poncho 合羽、雨合羽、レインコート かっぱ, あまがっぱ, レインコート
    Umbrella 傘 かさ
    - Rain umbrella 雨傘 あまがさ
    - Parasol, sunshade 日傘 ひがさ
    - Folding umbrella 折畳み傘 おりたたみがさ
    Sports bag 体操着袋 たいそうぎぶくろ
    Sports clothes 体操着 たいそうぎ
    - T-shirt T-シャツ
    - Shorts ¬短パン たんぱん
    - Towel hung around neck for sweat 汗拭きタオル 朝吹きタオル
    Shoe boxes 靴箱 くつばこ
    - Slippers/indoor shoes 上履き うわばき
    Hooks for hanging P.E. gear, hats etc. ホック
    Cubby-holes, lockers ロッカー
    School things, belongings 持ち物 もちもの
    School bag 鞄 かばん
    - Hard bags for elementary students ランドセル
    - Backpack/rucksack リュック、リュックサック
    Pencil case/bag 筆箱 ふでばこ
    Name tag 名札 なふだ
    Desk 机 つくえ
    Blackboard 黒板 こくばん
    Chalk チョーク
    - Chalk ledge チョーク受け チョークうけ
    - Chalk dust チョークの粉 チョークのこな
    Scheduling
    Duty roster 当番 とうばん
    Daily duty for students 日直 にっちょく
    Timetable 時間割 じかんわり
    Daily schedule 日課 にっか
    Class, lecture 授業 じゅぎょう
    Curriculum (official) 学習指導要領 がくしゅうしどうようりょう
    Homework 宿題 しゅくだい
    Hand in 提出 ていしゅつ
    Things to be handed in 提出物 ていしゅつぶつ
    Schoolwork
    Study 学習 がくしゅう
    - Self study/free period 自習 じしゅう
    Composition, story 作文 さくぶん
    Report (factual) レポート
    Review, editorial 感想文 かんそうぶん
    Textbook 教科書 きょうかしょ
    - Chapter 第__課 だい___か
    - Index 索引 さくいん
    - Topic 話題、トピック わだい, トピック
    Workbook ワーク、ワークブック、ドリル
    Exercise book ノート
    Tests, tests, tests
    Test/quiz テスト、小テスト テスト, しょうてすと
    Exams 試験 shiken
    Academic achievement test 学力テスト がくりょくテスト
    Midterm 中間試験 ちゅうかんしけん
    End of term test 期末試験、学期末試験 きまつしけん,がっきまつしけん
    End of year test 年末試験 ねんまつしけん
    Problem 問題 もんだい
    Answer sheet 回答用紙 かいとうようし
    Multiple-choice (method) マークシート(方式)マークシート (ほうしき)
    Office supplies
    Pencil 鉛筆 えんぴつ
    - Mechanical pencil シャーペン、シャープペンシル
    Pencil sharpener 鉛筆削りえんぴつけずり
    Pen ペン ペン
    Eraser 消しゴム けしゴム
    Cellotape テープ テープ
    - Double-sided tape 両面テープ りょうめんテープ
    Glue 糊 のり
    - Stick glue スティック糊 スティックのり
    - Starch glue 澱粉糊 でんぷんのり
    - White/PVA glue ボンド ボンド
    Stapler ホッチキス ホッチキス
    - Staples 針、ステープル はり, ステープル
    Ruler 物差しものさし
    Felt-tip markers マーカーマーカー
    - Water soluble 水性 すいせい
    - Permanent 油性 ゆせい
    Scissors 鋏 はさみ
    Pins 待ち針 まちばり
    Tape measure メジャー、巻尺 メジャー、まきじゃく
    Mealtimes
    School lunch給食 きゅうしょく
    Lunch duty (kids have to serve lunch) 給食当番 きゅうしょくとうばん
    Smocks/aprons worn by these poor suckers and laundered by their mothers at the end of the week 給食着 きゅうしょくぎ
    Leftovers 残飯 ざんぱん
    Leaving food 残す のこす
    Picky (eater) 好き嫌いが多い すききらいがおおい
    Packed lunch 弁当 べんとう
    Under the weather
    Look pale 顔色が悪い かおいろがわるい
    Cold 風邪 かぜ
    Flu インフレ インフレ
    Hangover 二日酔い ふつかよい
    Fever 熱 ねつ
    Nausea 吐き気 はきけ
    Vomiting 嘔吐 おうと
    Headache 頭痛 ずつう
    Stomach ache 腹痛、お腹が痛い ふくつう, おなかがいたい
    Diarrhea 下痢 げり
    Broken bone 骨折 こっせつ
    Sprain 捻挫 ねんざ
    Cut 傷 きず
    Graze/scrape 擦り傷 すりきず
    Injury (unspecified) 怪我 けが
    Clean-up!
    Cleaning 掃除 そうじ
    Cleaning lady 掃除婦 そうじふ
    Cleaning supplies 掃除用具 そうじようぐ
    - Broom closet 掃除用具入れ そうじようぐいれ
    - Cleaning clothes 雑巾 ぞうきん
    - Cloth/sponge 布巾 ふきん
    Toilet cleaning トイレ掃除 トイレ そうじ
    Subjects
    Japanese 国語 こくご
    Arithmetic 算数 さんすう
    Math 数学 すうがく
    Social studies 社会 しゃかい
    History 歴史 れきし
    Geography 地理 ちり
    Science 理科 りか
    Natural sciences 自然科学 しぜんかがく
    Home-ec 家庭、家庭科 かてい, かていか
    Art 美術 びじゅつ
    Physical education 体育 たいいく
    Music 音楽 おんがく
    Grades, reports and meetings
    School report card 通知書、成績表 つうちしょ, せいせきひょう
    School health record card 健康カード けんこうカード
    Parent/teacher notebook 連絡帳 れんらくちょう
    Individual parent-teacher meeting 個人面談 こじんめんだん
    Class-wide parent-teacher meeting 懇談会、保護者会 こんだんかい, ほごしゃかい
    Class observation 授業参観 じゅぎょうさんかん
    Home visit 家庭訪問 かていほうもん
    Family environment 家庭環境 かていかんきょう
    PTA general meeting PTA総会 PTA そうかい
    PTA president PTA会長 PTA かいちょう
    Telephone-tree 連絡網 れんらくもう
    Student behaviour and relationships
    Classmates 同級生 doukyuusei
    Companions 仲間 nakama
    Friends 友達 tomodachi
    Close friend 親友 shinyuu
    Get on well with X Xと仲がいい X to naka ga ii
    Speaks up (in class) 発言する hatsugen suru
    Keeps everything in order 整理整頓 seiriseiton
    Self-managed, organised 自己管理 jikoukanri
    Sloppy, unreliable, hopeless だらしない darashinai
    - Something forgotten/lost 忘れ物 wasuremono
    Ability 能力 nouryoku
    Understanding, wisdom 知恵 chie
    Common sense 常識 joushiki
    - Beyond common sense 常識外れ joushiki hazure
    Intellectual understanding, comprehension 理解 rikai
    Can/can’t keep up with studies 勉強についていける・いけないbenkyou ni tsuite ikeru/ikenai
    Problems
    Steal 盗む ぬすむ
    - “Take things” (more tactful) 物を取る ものをとる
    - “Things diseappear” (even more tactful) 物がなくなる ものがなくなる
    Sexual innuendo, dirty 嫌らしいこと いやらしいこと
    Something unpleaseant, unpleasant words 嫌なこと いやなこと
    Feelings hurt 傷ついた きずついた
    - Easily hurt 傷つきやすい きずつきやすい
    Brush it off 気にしないきにしない
    Tease (minor, but not necessarily friendly) からかう
    Harassment (relatively minor) 嫌がらせ いやがらせ
    Excluded from the group 仲間外れ なかまはずれ
    Minor problem 困ったこと こまったこと
    Problem 問題 もんだい
    Problem child 困った子 こまったこ
    Major troublemaker 問題児 もんだいじ
    Provoke or harass, often physical ちょっかいを出す ちょっかいをだす
    Provoke or harass, usually verbal 挑発する ちょうはつする
    - Respond to harassment, let someone push your buttons 挑発に乗るちょうはつにのる
    Bullying 苛め いじめ
    - The Bullying Problem苛めの問題 いじめのもんだい
    - To make someone feel bad (euphemistic of bigger problems) 嫌な思いをさせる いやなおもいをさせる
    - Throw a tantrum (used to shift the blame of bullying) 癇癪を起こすかんしゃくをおこす
    Threaten 脅す おどす
    Violence 暴力 ぼうりょく
    Socially withdrawn引篭り ひきこもり
    Suicide 自殺 じさつ
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    Huzzah, that'll be good for encouraging all the kids to not depend on romaji. Hmm, should I change the original post to kana as well and make them all work it out for themselves...? :twisted:

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    Great list =) I had no idea how to say "chalk dust" or "double sided tape" before, haha.

    Here are some things I noticed:

    -I've never heard 高等学校 used for high school before. I would stick to KouKou(高校)
    -and then pronunciation is written incorrectly.. it would be Koutougakkou
    -政治(Seiji) can mean "business", but it's usually means "economics"
    -玄関(genkan)means entrance, but I suppose it could be used as "lobby"
    -For office, 事務所(Jimusho) is much more common than 事務室(Jimushitsu)
    -You will hear 勉強(benkyou) used MUCH more often than you will 学習(gakushuu) for studying.
    -I've only heard 期末試験(kimastu shiken) used as "final (end of year test)", never gakkimatsushiken
    -It's okay to just say シャーペン(shaapen) for mechanical pencil

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    Haha, cheers. Yeah, some of the phrases are a bit odd as the lists came from my friends (30-40-50 year old women who have been living in Japan waaaay too long but are complete sweethearts) and I didn't check them all that closely.

    I'll make some of the changes suggested and fix some of the dumb mistakes - kouteigakkou? What the hell was I on?

    And leaving out things like 勉強... Would you believe that when I first went to post this list, I didn't have any of that first section? And then I realised, "Oh, wait, people might need to know what to call their students and their schools before they'll care about cleaning cloths or parent-teacher conferences." D'oh. Please keep adding all the basic things that I'm too thick to remember!

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    My school says "Koutougakkou" 高等学校 in official ceremonies.

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    Ive never said before ever i don't think.

    Like if it's a place called Nakakawa you'd just call it Nakakou.

    Its not really something that comes up in everyday conversation.
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    what's the morning meeting called?

    and just general meetings?

    i get kids coming in here who aren't satisfied that the teachers are just "inai" and want to know where they are. for some reason, "meetingu" doesn't work. :P

    oh, and new people, no one says that long name for ALT. everyone just knows it as "eee-eruu-tee".

    that was really useful, thank!
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    -I've never heard 高等学校 used for high school before. I would stick to KouKou(高校)
    -and then pronunciation is written incorrectly.. it would be Koutougakkou
    -政治(Seiji) can mean "business", but it's usually means "economics"
    -玄関(genkan)means entrance, but I suppose it could be used as "lobby"
    -For office, 事務所(Jimusho) is much more common than 事務室(Jimushitsu)
    -You will hear 勉強(benkyou) used MUCH more often than you will 学習(gakushuu) for studying.
    高等学校 it may not be said like this all the time, but it is used for the oficial name of most highschools....

    政治(Seiji)- means politics, and government....economics is keizai.

    Jimushitsu is used in schools, and you never hear it called jimusho
    and gakushuu is used in the morning meeting and on paper much more often that benkyou, just when talking you say benkyou more often......

    but man taht was a good list, thanks for the post!!
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    Whoops, had a slight brain fart regarding 経済 and 政治. my mistake.

    Ah, I guess some words are used more within the office than outside of it. Thanks for the heads up. (It'll be useful for when I get over there)

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    Gosh, it would be so fun to say you went to a Super High School. Sure, it's probably nothing like I'm thinking, but you could so pretend they taught you to be a super hero.

    And Jacqui, I think it's a common issue with students the world wide. It's never good enough that the person they want to see and have no appointment with is in a meeting. It is critical that they see them now because they can't be bothered to come back to school later on when the person is actually free.

    Thanks for the handy list Jill! I'm saddened, though. 給食着 is not as much fun to say as "smock." :smt009

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zee
    And Jacqui, I think it's a common issue with students the world wide. It's never good enough that the person they want to see and have no appointment with is in a meeting. It is critical that they see them now because they can't be bothered to come back to school later on when the person is actually free.
    Mine are great about that, actually. I'm often alone in the staffroom for my last half hour of work when the weekly PTA meeting is on, and quite often when I say to a student that a teacher's in a meeting and offer to leave a message, they say "No, that's OK, I'll come back later". Although, that could be because they're afraid of the gaijin monkey...

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    Unsurprisingly we're getting a lot of ESID on which are the most common terms.

    Zee -> The 'super' high schools aren't quite as magical as you might hope, but they are still a very interesting new development. They develop one subject very well, so there are Super English high schools, Super Science high schools, et cetera. Some of them Super Language high schools offer several different languages, instead of just English, and I've even heard whispers of taking content classes in English, like proper bilingual education.

    Oh, and you're right - 'smock' is a way better word. So easy to... mock... someone in a smock.

    Markteacher, IowaJET -> I'll add koutougakkou back in, just so people know it when they hear it.

    Jacqui - > Another 'duh' moment. I'll add 'ei-eru-ti' or some bastardisation of it.

    And, morning meeting, anyone? Any takers? Maybe someone who, er, lives in Japan and actually works in a school (unlike me)? I assume that there's something better/more specific than 会議?

    Oh, that reminded me. I'll add 朝練 to someplace sporty... Maybe I should make that club section...

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    Well, where were YOU when I was putting together the list for my handout at Tokyo orientation?
    Better late than never, though - thanks!
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    Haha, oops. I'm always late in the game. But I've just added a bazillion club options as well, if anyone wants to get into that super-exciting club life at their new schools. Cheers~

    (Still looking for something for morning meeting, though. Anyone? Really, just 会議?)

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    朝礼 ちょうれい morning meeting (morning bow)
    職員会議 しょくいんかいぎ (just means teachers meeting)
    朝の会 あさのかい (the morning meeting the homeroom teachers have with the students)
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    Quote Originally Posted by markteacher80
    職員会議 しょくいんかいぎ (just means teachers meeting)
    That's what they use at my school, to refer to the morning staff meeting.

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    Huzzah! Cheers, folks. Added to the list.

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    しょくいんかいぎ will work. thanks.
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    I'm pretty sure they just say しょくいんかい at my school, but maybe they're being lazy!
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