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Sotsugyōshiki: The Japanese Graduation Ceremony

Sotsugyōshiki: The Japanese Graduation Ceremony

卒業
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tear
(n)
tear
涙を流して泣く
cry tears
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(n)
tear
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March
三月 (n)三月
March
今は、四月なので、先月は三月でした。
It is now April so last month was March.
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三月 (n)三月
March
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graduation ceremony
卒業式 (n)卒業式
graduation ceremony
卒業式 (n)卒業式
graduation ceremony
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graduation
卒業 (n)卒業
graduation
その生徒は卒業式に出ています。
The student is attending the graduation ceremony.
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卒業 (n)卒業
graduation
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thank-you party
謝恩会 (n)謝恩会
thank-you party
謝恩会 (n)謝恩会
thank-you party
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school yearbook
卒業アルバム (n)卒業アルバム
school yearbook
卒業アルバム (n)卒業アルバム
school yearbook
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school song
校歌 (n)校歌
school song
校歌 (n)校歌
school song
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Hotaru no Hikari
蛍の光 蛍の光
Hotaru no Hikari
蛍の光 蛍の光
Hotaru no Hikari
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graduation photo
卒業写真 (n)卒業写真
graduation photo
卒業写真 (n)卒業写真
graduation photo
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farewell
別れ (n)別れ
farewell
別れ (n)別れ
farewell
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diploma
卒業証書 (n)卒業証書
diploma
卒業証書 (n)卒業証書
diploma
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avatar JapanesePod101.com Tuesday at 1:08 pm

Hey Listeners! Want to learn more about Sotsugyōshiki in Japan? Check out this Japanese lesson:

Japanese Culture Class #11 - Graduation!
https://www.japanesepod101.com/2006/03/18/japanese-culture-class-11-graduation/

avatar Megan Tuesday at 11:29 am

Dear Team JapanesePod101/Yuki [由紀],

I understand that Sotsugyou [そつぎょう/卒業] is “graduation”, but I can’t heart the word correctly. I hear: [そつにょうし] instead of [そつぎょう/卒業]. Why is the “gyou” so soft that it sounds like a “nyou”?

「ぎょう」はソフトに「にょう」に言葉?

(’Gyou’ is a soft ‘nyou’ in the word?)

言葉 = 卒業

(word = graduation [sotsugyoushi])

本当にありがとうございます!

Thank you so much,

Megan Somers

avatar JapanesePod101.com Tuesday at 9:52 am

Megan san,
Konnichiwa.
Graduation actually means ‘sotugyou’ 卒業…. :disappointed:
Please check the spelling above.
Yuki  由紀
Team JapanesePod101.com

avatar Megan Saturday at 3:27 pm

Why do the words related to graduate have a “nyou” sound when “ぎょう” (gyou) is used? I hear an “n” and not a “g”.