Japanese Vocab Lesson 8: Town(町)

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Japanese Vocab Lesson 8: Town(町)- Review Notes

Today we learned some Japanese town vocabulary! In these notes we will review the vocabulary from today’s video and more! Learn the Japanese words for police box, library, department store, and supermarket!

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Number 1:

 Today we learned some town vocabulary. The first word we learned was 町 (machi).

 町 (machi) means town.

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Number 2:

 Bank in Japanese is 銀行 (ginkō).

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Number 3:

 The Japanese word for hospital is 病院 (byōin).

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Number 4:

 Park in Japanese is 公園 (kōen).

 We love to play at the 公園!


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Number 5:

 The Japanese word for station is (eki).

 Japanese people often take the train (densha) to go to school or work, so eki is a very useful word to know!

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Number 6:

 The Japanese word for airport is kūkō (空港)

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Additional town vocabulary:

カフェ     kafe           cafe

アパート    apāto        apartment

レストラン   resutoran        restaurant

スーパー    sūpā          supermarket

デパート    depāto       department store

コンビニ    konbini        convenience store

交番    こうばん    kōban      police box

学校    がっこう    gakkō       school

図書館   としょかん   toshokan   library

本屋    ほんや     honya       book store

郵便局   ゆうびんきょく yūbinkyoku  post office

寮     りょう     ryō       dormitory

旅館    りょかん  ryokan  Japanese-style hotel

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Conclusion:

We learned a lot of new words today! But there are always more words! Study the additional vocab list to expand your Japanese knowledge! And of course, make sure to watch the next episode of our new Japanese vocabulary series!

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2 comments

  1. so, the dormatory and japanese-style hotel’s names are similar, i took latin and in that our teacher said that that means the words are related, is the same true here?

    Comment by DaiJa on 02/24/2014 at 6:53 pm
  2. That’s an interesting question! (◕ω<)♪ I suppose they do sound a little bit similar, but as you can see by looking at the kanji (寮 and 旅), they are not related. In Japanese, you cannot always tell if a word is related just by the sound. You must also look at the kanji. The kanji 旅 (ryou) in 旅館 (ryoukan) means "travel" or "journey" and the kanji 館 (kan) means "building." The two together mean "(Japanese-style) Inn/Hotel" Also, a word about the pronunciation: 寮 (ryou - dormitory) has a long 'o' sound but 旅館 (ryokan - Japanese Inn) has a short 'o' sound so they are a little bit different.

    Comment by PuniPuni on 03/01/2014 at 12:24 am

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