Meaning

Primary

School Term

Alternative

Semester

Word Type

noun, の adjective

Explanation

The study period of time isn't the pitiful amount of time you spend studying. It's something much bigger: the school term. Ugh, how much longer is this study period of time???

Reading

がっき
Kyoko
(Tokyo accent, female)
Kenichi
(Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

The reading is on'yomi because it's a jukugo word but がく gets shortened to がっ, so be careful. Maybe you just wish the school term would get shorter which is why you shortened がく like that?

Context

Patterns of Use

  • 学期〜
  • 学期の〜
  • 〜学期
  • 学期が〜

Common Word Combinations

  • 学期別
    by term
    学期ごと
    every term
    学期末
    end of term
  • 学期のスタート
    start of term
    学期の終わり
    end of term
    学期の始め
    start of term
  • 新学期
    new school term
    今学期
    this school term
    二学期
    second school term
  • 学期がスタートする
    the term starts
    学期が始まる
    the term starts
    学期が終わる
    the term ends

Context Sentences

次の学期にもフグと日本語と着物のクラスをとるつもりです。

I am planning to take Japanese and kimono classes with Fugu next semester as well.

この学期が終わったら、コウイチとコウイチ子はハワイでけっこんしきをあげる予定です。

After this term ends, Koichi and Koichiko will have their wedding ceremony in Hawaii.

学期末試験は三月なので、まだまだ勉強する時間はたっぷりあります。

Final exams are held in March so there's still plenty of time to prepare.

Kanji Composition