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Episode 3: Where is it in Japanese

In episode 3, we are going to discuss how you need to ask the direction to a place or destination.

Dialogue 1

Tanaka is wondering where Eji works.

— in Japanese
  • Tanaka
  • エジーさん、かいしゃ は どこ ですか?
  • Eji
  • しぶや です。
— in Japanese / Romaji
  • Tanaka
  • Eji-san, Kaisha ha doko desu ka?
  • Eji
  • Shibuya desu.
— in English
  • Tanaka
  • Eji where is your office?
  • Eji
  • It's in Shibuya.
Dialogue 2

Greg is searching for the nearest station.

— in Japanese
  • Greg
  • すみません、えき は どこ ですか?
  • Josei
  • ちかてつ の えき ですか?
  • Greg
  • ええ。
  • Josei
  • ちかてつ の えき は あそこ です。
  • Greg
  • あそこ?
  • Josei
  • ええ。 ぎんこう の となり です。
  • Greg
  • ああ。 どうも ありがとうございます。
  • Josei
  • どう いたしまして。
— in Japanese / Romaji
  • Greg
  • Suimasen. Eki ha doko desu ka?
  • Josei
  • Chikatetsu no eki desu ka?
  • Greg
  • Ee.
  • Josei
  • Chikatetsu no eki ha asoko desu.
  • Greg
  • Asoko?
  • Josei
  • Ee. Ginkoo no tonari desu.
  • Greg
  • Aa! Doomo arigatoo gozaimasu.
  • Josei
  • Doo itashimashite.
— in English
  • Greg
  • Excuse me. Where is the station?
  • Woman
  • Do you mean the subway station?
  • Greg
  • Yes.
  • Woman
  • It's over there.
  • Greg
  • Over there?
  • Woman
  • Yes. It's next to the bank.
  • Greg
  • Oh, thank you very much!
  • Woman
  • You are welcome.

Now it's time for you to ask directions to get to the nearest supermarket. How would you do it? Let us know in the comments below.

2 weeks ago

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