Video:Learn Directions in Japanesewith Kyoko
If you're headed to Japan or a mostly Japanese-speaking area, it's a great idea to learn directions in Japanese so that you can communicate if you're lost. Here, learn directions in Japanese.See Transcript
Transcript:Learn Directions in JapaneseHi. My name is Kyoko. I'm a Japanese teacher with ILanguageSchool.com here for About.com. Let's learn some Japanese.
Directions in JapaneseToday I'm going to teach you some useful Japanese phrases to ask for directions.
Sumimasen. / Excuse me.
Suupaa ni ikuniwa douyatte ikeba iidesuka? / Could you tell me how to get to a supermarket?
Dono suupaa desu ka? / What kind of supermarket?
Ookii suupaa o sagashite imasu. / I'm looking for a big one.
Ookina suupaa desune... / A big one…
Massugu ni itte hidari gawa ni suupaa ga arimasu. / Go straight and it will be on your left.
Arigatou gozaimasu. / Thank you very much.
Okane o oroshitai node. / I would like to withdraw some money.
Ginkou o gozonji desuka? / Do you know where a bank is?
Hai. / Ok.
Ginkou wa suupaa no hantai gawa desu. / A bank is across the street from the suprmarket.
Massugu ni itte migi gawa desu. / Go straight and it will be on your right.
Arigatou gozaimashita. / Thank you so much.
Tasukari mashita. / You're very helpful.
Iie, tondemo arimasen. / You're welcome.
Japanese Directions Vocabulary:
- Suupaa – Supermarket
- Sumimasen – Excuse me
- Dina-na – What kind?
- Ookina – Big
- Imasu – I have come
- Hidari gawa – Left
- Ginkou – Bank
- Hantai Gawa – Across
- Migi gawa - Right
- Desu – It is for the reason that
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