Definition of juku in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈjo͞oko͞o/

noun (plural same)

(In Japan) a private school or college attended in addition to an ordinary educational institution.
Example sentences
  • Students often supplement regular classes by attending a juku (cram school) after hours.
  • She talked first to a sixth-grader who is studying at a juku (cram school) to enter a private junior high school.
  • For two years, she has been sending her son, Atsuki, to cramming classes at Tokyo's Nichinoken, a juku that prepares students for entrance exams at elite junior high schools.



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Syllabification: ju·ku

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