Yup, We heard your requests for some basic Japanese phrases for use in the classroom. So here they are. (You can stop e-mailing us now). This lesson is for those teaching the kiddies in the trenches or are soon to.
Because this lesson focuses on kids, we're going to have to assume here that the adults you may be teaching or will teach know the meaning of "open your book please." If they don't you might want to consider changing schools). One quick word of warning though. Most employers don't like it when their teachers use Japanese in the classroom. Just a heads up eh.
Also, you should move away from using these basic Japanese phrases as soon as you can. (One good method is to say the Japanese phrase first and then immediately follow it with the English equivalent so that you can "mainstream" that English term and get them used to hearing it). After all the kiddies are there to learn English right? Ok, enough said.
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|Please sit down||suwatte kudasai|
|Please stand up||tatte kudasai|
|Please open your book||hon o akete kudasai|
|Please close your book||hon o tojite kudasai|
|Please take out a pen or pencil||pen ka enpitsu o dashite kudasai|
|Please take out a red pen||akai pen o dashite kudasai|
|Please take out an eraser||keshigomu o dashite kudasai|
|Please turn to page 41||youjuichi page ni shite kudasai|
|Let's read this page||kono page o yomimashoo|
|Let's dance (the jungle song)||jungle utai o odorimashoo|
|Let's make a circle||maru o shite kudasai|
|Let's make 3 lines||mitsu no retsu ni shite kudasai|
|Let's make a bigger circle||maru mo chotto okiku shimashoo|
|Please say it in a louder voice||mo chotto okina koe dashite kudasai|
|Please say it in a smaller voice||mo chotto chisaina koe itte kudasai|
|Raise your hand if you know the answer||kotae ga wakareba te o agete kudasai|
|Things that you might say during a test or for control in the classroom|
|Please be quiet.||shizukani shite kudasai|
|Let's stop goofing around.||fuzaketeiru koto yamemashoo|
|We have a test today.||kyo wa testo ga arimasu|
|Let's review before the test.||Testo suru mae fukushushimashoo|
|If the answer is correct, circle it||kotae ga tadashikatara maru ni shite|
|Please sit up straight in your chair.||chanto suwarimashooka|
|Let's clean up our classroom.||kyoshitsu o kirei ni shimashoo|
|Next week is a test to please study for it,||raishi testo aru node benkyo shite kudasai|
|Don't look at your classmate's study paper||benkyo aite no kami o minaide kudasai|
|This week's homework is page 3.||konshu no shukudai wa 3 page desu|
|We don't have homework this week||konshu shukudai ga arimasen|
|What do you think the answer is?||kotae wa nan deshoo ka|
|Is this the correct answer?||kono kotae tadashii deshoo ka|
|Is there a mistake in this sentence?||kono bunsho ni machigae arimasuka|
|Can you read this sentence/ word?||kono bunsho/tango yomereru|
|Do you understand how to do it?||shikata ga wakarimasuka|
|Things you might say persoanlly to a student|
|Let's try a little harder shall we?||mo chotto ganbarimashooka|
|You did a great job!||yoku dekimashita|
|See you in two weeks||sairaishuu ni aimashoo|
|See you next week||raishu ni aimashoo|
|Your pronuncation is good!||hatsuon ga hontoni ii|
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