Vocabulary

classroom items in Japanese

Vocabulary
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On this page, you can learn Japanese vocabulary for classroom items.

desk

How to write・書き方
  • Romaji – tsu ku e
  • Hiragana – つくえ

chair

How to write・書き方
  • Romaji – i su
  • Hiragana – いす

ruler

How to write・書き方
  • Romaji – mo no sa shi
  • Hiragana – ものさし

rubber

How to write・書き方
  • Romaji – ke shi go mu
  • Hiragana – けしごむ

pencil

How to write・書き方
  • Romaji – e n pi tsu
  • Hiragana – えんぴつ

clock, watch

How to write・書き方
  • Romaji – to ke i
  • Hiragana – とけい

window

How to write・書き方
  • Romaji – ma do
  • Hiragana – まど

scissors

How to write・書き方
  • Romaji – ha sa mi
  • Hiragana – はさみ

book

How to write・書き方
  • Romaji – ho n
  • Hiragana – ほん

bed

How to write・書き方
  • Romaji – be d do
  • Katakana – ベッド

TV

How to write・書き方
  • Romaji – te re bi
  • Katakana – テレビ

sharpener

How to write・書き方
  • Romaji – e n pi tsu ke zu ri
  • Hiragana – えんぴつけずり
  • えんぴつ (e n pi tsu) means pencil.
  • けずり (ke zu ri) means to sharpen.

bag

How to write・書き方
  • Romaji – ka ba n
  • Hiragana – かばん

pencil case

How to write・書き方
  • Romaji – fu de ba ko
  • Hiragana – ふでばこ
  • ふで (fu de) means writing brush.
  • ばこ (ba ko) is same as はこ (ha ko), which means box.

The word ふでばこ derives from the old Japan. It literally means ‘a box for brushes to write with’.

People needed to carry brushes to write something with instead of pencils long time ago in Japan. They put the brushes into a box, which people started to call ふでばこ.

People still use the word ふでばこ although they don’t carry ふで any more.

stapler

How to write・書き方
  • Romaji – ho chi ki su
  • Katakana – ホチキス

The origin of ホチキス (ho chi ki su) is the name of the company or person who made a stapler: Mr Hotchkiss

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