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How do I say 'school in Japanese? 『校 or 学校』

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How do I say 'school in Japanese? 『校 or 学校』

Postby pikos » Sat 09.11.2010 9:48 am

Hello!!!! This site has helped me alot in my 'journey' of learning Japanese vocabulary and grammar. Some days ago, I was studying 校
wich means 'school' but I've also seen 学校 wich also means 'school'. So what are they're differences? I need everyone's answer please!!!! :pray:




Thanks in advance, :bow:
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Re: How do I say 'school in Japanese? 『校 or 学校』

Postby squarezebra » Sat 09.11.2010 9:56 am

As far as I'm aware, 校 functions as "school" in compounds such as 学校 (School), 高校生(senior high school student), 登校 (school attendance) etc. Basically, 校 is a kanji that has the general idea of School but it cannot be used alone; it needs to be paired with other kanji to be more specific. In other contexts such as 校正(proofreading) it isnt about school at all (though thats the only one I can think of from the top of my head, and even that's related to school-life)
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Re: How do I say 'school in Japanese? 『校 or 学校』

Postby pikos » Sat 09.11.2010 10:15 am

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