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Second Term in the Japanese School Year

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Second Term in the Japanese School Year

Since the Japanese school year starts in April, September in Japan has a bit of a different feeling than in North America, as it is the beginning of the second term. I wonder if there are other countries that have a school year that starts in April? I always enjoyed the second term. The weather is fairly nice in September and October. The second term is usually very busy with various actives such as sports day, field trips, and music recitals. Unfortunately this year, some Japanese schools were forced to close classrooms due to swine flue just after students came back to school from summer vacation.

Japanese Translation

日本の学校における二学期

日本の学校は4月に始まるので、日本の9月は二学期の始まる月として、北米の9月とは少し違った感じを受けます。日本以外に、4月に学校が始まる国はあるのかなと思います。私はいつも二学期を楽しんで過ごしました。9月、10月は天候にも恵まれています。二学期は運動会、遠足、音楽会などの行事で盛りだくさんの忙しい学期です。残念なことに、今年は新型の豚インフルエンザの感染のため、夏休み明け早々、休校や学級閉鎖が相次いでいるそうです。

Romaji Translation

Nihon no gakkou wa shigatsu ni hajimaru node, nihon no kugatsu wa nigakki no hajimaru tsuki to shite, hokubei no kugatsu towa sukoshi chigatta kanji o ukemasu. Nihon igai ni, shigatsu ni gakkou ga hajimaru kuni wa aru no kana to omoimasu. Watashi wa itsumo nigakki o tanoshinde sugoshimashita. Kugatsu, juugatsu wa tenkou nimo megumarete imasu. Nigakki wa undoukai, ensoku, ongakkai nado no gyouji de moridakusan no isogashii gakki desu. Zannenna koto ni, kotoshi wa shingata no buta infuruenza no kansen no tame, natsuyasumi ake sousou, kyuukou ya gakkyuu heisa ga aitsuide iru sou desu.

Note: The translation is not always literal.

Beginner's Phrases

I wonder if there are other countries that have a school year that starts in April?

  • Nihon igai ni, shigatsu ni gakkou ga hajimaru kuni wa aru no kana to omoimasu.

  • にほんいがいに、しがつに がっこうがはじまるくには あるのかなとおもいます。

  • 日本以外に、4月に学校が始まる国はあるのかなと思います。

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