4 Replies ・ Started by Streiker at 2021-12-23 14:33:44 UTC ・ Last reply by Leebo at 2021-12-23 21:19:51 UTC what is the word for "box"? Many of the exercises in Tobira begin with instructions to use the phrases in the box below. The Japanese instructions use a box that is drawn. What is the Japanese word for such a box? Leebo at 2021-12-23 21:07:11 UTC A Japanese person reading such a sentence aloud would likely say 空欄. Leebo at 2021-12-23 21:08:31 UTC Oh, wait, I misread what you were saying. They would say 空欄 if they saw an empty box for answering in, but a box that has a list in it... I'll ask someone. Leebo at 2021-12-23 21:19:06 UTC A native I asked said they might say various things depending on exactly how it's presented, but anything from a literal description of it, such as 四角 or 枠, to a more abstracted version, such as 表 or 選択肢, would be possible. Leebo at 2021-12-23 21:19:51 UTC Lol, quadruple post... but just to clarify, that 表 is ひょう. Log in to reply.