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🔊January Japanese Word of the Weekday w//QUIZBO™ | 【自習】(06 of 20)

HELLO! I AM QUIZBO™!Welcome to the sixth instalment of Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! Online’s Japanese Word of the Weekday! This January, we are transmitting a Japanese word or phrase every weekday in order to encourage Japanese language learners and dabblers alike to become accustomed to regular studying/revision. Each vocabulary word or phrase will be related to study/revision of Japanese language, and we will try our best not to repeat any previous Word(s) of the Week. With fresh new vocabulary words and sentences, it is the hope that you will be able to use this challenge to assess your memorisation and personal learning strategies.

No matter the time of year or even the day of the week, the moment that you are encountering this message is the best time to start or continue your Japanese language learning journey. It is a common scenario to temporise. Learning a new language can be a significant commitment, but this is not the way to consider it. Learning just one more concept than you knew yesterday means that you know more today than you did before. Time will continue to pass, but in that time, you could open the door to a new world little by little.

I know that you can achieve your goals! And, we are here to help make your goals come to fruition. Learning on your own may be difficult, but you are not alone, as you have us as trusted instructors by your side to help you every step of the way.


Word(s) of the Weekday:

授業を受ける【じゅぎょうを うける】
jyugyou wo ukeru

Phrase/Collocation (連語), Class 1 Verb (一段動詞)

  1. To take a class

JLPT N5 |common words (常用語)


This is not the only way to say ‘to take a class’, but it is a common and often used way. It is a phrase made up of three parts:

The noun, 授業【じゅぎょう】jyugyou, meaning lesson, instruction, classwork, teaching, and more; The particle 「を」, wo, indicating the object, and the verb 受ける【うける】ukeru, which has at least a dozen different definitions. So, do not be surprised if you hear or read「受ける」in many different contexts with many different meanings.

These three parts unite to become an expression that you can use to express ‘to take a class’. In order to use this vocabulary, you will be presented a few example sentences. Keep an eye out for a previous Word of the Weekday.



Example 1:

今学期、日本語の授業を受けています。先生にたくさん質問をして同級生と日本語を練習する様にします。
こんがっき、にほんごのじゅぎょうを うけています。せんせいに たくさん しつもんをして どうきゅうせいと にほんごを れんしゅうするように します。
kongakki, nihongo no jyugyou wo uketeimasu. Sensei ni takusan shitsumon wo shite doukyuusei to nihongo wo renshuu suru you ni shimasu.
This semester, I’m taking a Japanese class. I’ll be sure to ask the teacher a lot of questions and practice Japanese with my classmates.



Example 2:

授業を受けるからといって 独りでに 内容を苦もなく学ぶことにはならないことを覚えておきなさい。まだ自習もするべきです。
じゅぎょうを うける からといって ひとりでに ないようを くもなく まなぶことには ならないことを おぼえておきなさい。まだ じしゅうも するべきです。
jugyouwo ukeru kara to itte hitori de ni naiyou wo kumonaku manabu koto ni wa naranai koto wo oboete okinasai. Mada jishuu mo suru beki desu.  

Bear in mind that just because you take a class does not mean that you will automatically effortlessly learn the material. You must also still study on your own.


Example 3:

A:日本語を学びたいけど忙しすぎてちゃんと授業を受けれないの。
A:にほんごを まなびたいけど いそがしすぎて ちゃんと じゅぎょうを うけれないの。
A:nihongo wo manabitai kedo isogashisugite chanto jyugyou wo ukerenai no.
A: I want to learn Japanese, but I’m too busy to properly take a class.



B:困ってるよなぁ。信頼できるオンラインリソースを見つけたら、自習をしてみるほうが良くないの?
B:こまってるよなぁ。しんらいできる おんらいん りそーすを みつけたら、 じしゅうを してみるほうが よくないの?
B: komatteru yo naa. Shinrai dekiru onrain risoosu wo mitsuketara, jishuu wo shitemiru hou ga yokunai no?
B: That’s troublesome… If you find a reliable online resource, isn’t it better to try self-study?



A:そうだが、大忙しいところだし、時間がないんだし・・・
A:そうだが、 おおいそがしいだし、じかんが ないんだし・・・
A:sou da ga, ooisogashii da shi, jikan ga nainda shi…
A:Yeah, but the thing is that it’s a busy time, I don’t have time…



B:ドンマイ、自分のペースで少しだけ習得するのは何もしないよりいいだろう?
B:どんまい、じぶんの ぺーすで すこしだけ しゅうとくするのは なにも しない より いいだろう?
B:donmai, jibun no peesu de sukoshi dake shuutoku suru no wa nanimo shinai yori ii darou?
B: Don’t worry, isn’t it better to learn a little bit at your own pace than to do nothing?



A:君のいうとおりだろう。・・・けど、今、うちら、何語で会話してるの?
A:きみのいうとおりだろう。・・・けど、いま、うちら、なにごを かいわしてるの?
A: kimi no iu koto toori darou. ・・・kedo, ima, uchira, nanigo wo kaiwa shiteru no?
A:You’re right…. But, what language are we talking in now?



B:・・・もう行かなくちゃ。オレの惑星はオレを必要としているぞ。
B:・・・もういかなくちゃ。おれの わくせいは おれを ひつようと してるぞ。
B・・・mou ikanakucha. Ore no wakusei wa ore wo hitsuyou to shiteru zo.
B:.…I must go. My planet needs me.


注:母星へ帰る途中で、Bさんは死んだ・・・なんつって! Bさんは台所用テーブルの下で隠しています。
ちゅう:ぼせいへ かえる とちゅうで、Bさんは しんだ・・・なんつって!Bさんは だいどころようてーぶるの したで かくしています。
chuu: bosei he kaeru tochuu de, B-san wa shinda… nantsutte! B-san wa daidokoroyou teeburu no shita de kakushiteimasu! 
NOTE: B died on the way back to his home planet…. Just kidding! B is hiding under the kitchen table. 


グドナイト・エブリボディー!ドライブ・セーフリー!

ぐどないと・えぶりぼでぃー!どらいぶ・せーふりー!

gudonaito eburibodeii! doraibu seefurii!

Goodnight, everybody! Drive safely!



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