A Complete Vocabulary List For Stationery In Japanese

Some English words can be understood by the Japanese as they use those English words as they are. But there are also many Japanese-English words that are unique to Japan. It makes things a bit complicated.
Here is a complete guide on “How to say the words related to stationery in Japanese”.

Stationery Vocabularies

I’ve colored in gray those words that can be understood by saying them as they are in English. So you should only memorize the words in white.

EnglishJapaneseAlphabet
Adhesive接着剤secchakuzai
ballpoint penボールペンbōrupen
binderバインダーbaindā
blackboard /
chalkboard
黒板kokuban
bookmarkしおりshiori
brushfude
calculator電卓dentaku
chalkチョークchōku
chalk eraser黒板消しkokubankeshi
clay dough粘土nendo
clipboardクリップボードkurippubōdo
colored pencil色鉛筆iroenpitsu
compassコンパスkonpasu
correction pen修正ペンshūsei pen
correction tape修正テープshūsei tēpu
crayonクレヨンkureyon
diary日記nikki
drawing paper画用紙gayōshi
envelope封筒fūtō
eraser / rubber消しゴムkeshigomu
fileファイルfairu
folding Paper折り紙origami
fountain pen万年筆mannenhitsu
glueのりnori
greeting cardグリーティングカードgurītingu kādo
highlighter蛍光ペンkeikopen
labelラベルraberu
legal padリーガルパッドrīgarupaddo
loose-leaf paperルーズリーフrūzurīfu
magnifying glass虫眼鏡mushimegane
markerマジックインキmajikkuinki
mechanial pencil /
automatic pencil
シャーペンshāpen
mechanical pencil
lead
シャーペンの芯shāpen-no-shin
notebookノート、手帳nōto, techō
notepadノートパッドnōtopaddo
paintbrush絵筆efude
paints / colors絵の具enogu
paperkami
paper clipクリップkurippu
pencil鉛筆enpitsu
pencil sharpener鉛筆削りenpitsukezuri
postcardハガキhagaki
protractor分度器bundoki
punchパンチpanchi
pushpin押しピンoshipin
ring bound plannerシステム手帳shisutemu techō
rubber band /
elastic band
輪ゴムwagomu
rulerものさしmonosashi
scissorsハサミhasami
scotch tape /
adhesive tape
セロテープserotēpu
sealシールshīru
shredderシュレッダーshureddā
stapleホチキスの針hochikisu-no-hari
staplerホチキスhochikisu
stationery文房具、文具bunbōgu, bungu
sticky notes /
post-it
付箋fusen
tape measure巻き尺makijyaku
triangle三角定規sankaku jōgi
utility knife /
box cutter
カッターナイフkattānaifu
whiteout /
correction fluid
修正液shūsei-eki
writing implements筆記用具hikkiyōgu
writing paper /
letter paper
便箋binsen

Japanese stationery is inexpensive, high quality, and quite popular worldwide. So if you haven’t bought it yet, please give it a try, as it can be easily purchased online Amazon.com, etc.

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