Japanese : Ask directions in Japan

Updated on : September 4, 2013

 

Hi there!

 

I have been thinking of making Japanese Lesson videos on YouTube,

and finally recorded one lesson last week, yay!

 

Here is the lesson video.

I am going to explain the keywords in the video on this blog.

Since this was the first trial for me, the contents can be improved a lot :p.

Hope you will bare it!!

 

OK here you go :)!

 

In this video, I used Nippon Budokan as an example since there are friends

who are going to C-ute concert in Nippon Budokan on Sep 9th :D!

Used this map as an example.

Trying to get Nippon Budokan from exit 2 on the map XD!

budokanmap

 

As with my experience with English,

we tried to understand everything said in un-known languages

when we try to understand them, but that is not a good idea.

 

If you tried to understand everything,

then you would get stuck with the words you do not understand and

fail to listen the rest of the sentences. And that is not what you want to do.

 

So first, try to remember the very essential words.

 

Believe me or not, if you pay attention to the words you understand,

you will get the idea where the conversation going than try to understand every single word!!

 

Pay attention to the keywords.

Try NOT to understand every single word

especially if you are a beginner!!

Goooooood luck!

 

 

There are 4 essential keywords in the video.

Try to remember these 4!

1) すみません (su mi ma sen)

Excuse me

– – – 26 seconds in the video

This is a good word to remember.

You can use in many occasions when you want to get attention.

 

2) まっすぐ (ma ssu gu)

Straight

– – – 39 seconds, 49 seconds, 54 seconds

 

If you ask directions, you would be hearing this word and if you know the meaning of this word, it will be a lot easier to understand what the person is saying, so try to remember this one =D!!

 

3) ひだり (hi da ri)

Left

– – – 42 seconds, 47 seconds, 1 min 18 seoncds

 

This is also an essential word when you ask directions!

 

4) みぎ (mi gi)

Right

– – – 1 min 3 seoncds

 

This one as well!

 

 

If will try to explain more in a few days of other keywords in the video

for those who are comfortable with above 4 keywords already.

Those of you who are rather advanced Japanese learner!

So stay tuned~~~!!

 

Thanks for watching and reading!!!

 

 

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.

2 thoughts on “Japanese : Ask directions in Japan

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *