I cannot understand how to translate 'subject' to Japanese in lesson context? E.g. Russian, mathematics and etc. are all subjects.

And I need to translate 'teacher', as in school teacher and university teacher.

  • Have you tried a dictionary? Or example sentences?
    – Earthliŋ
    Commented Jan 21, 2016 at 21:38
  • I have dictionary but I was not sure that my translation had correct semantic. Commented Jan 21, 2016 at 21:41

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Both [分野]{ぶんや} and [科目]{かもく} are viable ways to translate 'subject' or 'field' in an academic sense. As far as something doubling for teacher and university 'teacher' (professor, in English), I'd recommend [教授]{きょうじゅ}.

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    – chocolate
    Commented Jan 22, 2016 at 10:19

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