How to count classes, lessons


#1

Hello everyone! I could really really use some help.

Can somebody tell me how do I say “Today is our third lesson” in Japanese?

I looked everywhere but the only thing I could find was the lesson counter 課. If I’m not wrong this one’s used for lesson units e.t.c.

Thanks in advance!


#2

Wouldn’t it be something along the lines of 3回目? Or adding 目 to the end of your counter to indicate that this is a recurring thing that is happening for a third time.


#3

課 is the lesson counter yes, but that means “3 lessons” by itself. 第三課 is more like “third lesson in a textbook.”

But what you’re really counting here is the occurrence of the lessons, so something like 3回目レッスン is more appropriate.


#4

@miaoupurr @Syphus

Oh, thanks a lot! And should I use the word 授業 or レッスン ?


#5

Either is fine, but 授業 is a bit broader in that it is both “class” and “lesson.”


#6

I’d use 授業 to refer to your class in general, レッスン to refer to one lesson as opposed to another.


#7

@Syphus @gahllib

Got it! ありがとうございます guys!