Lesson 5.2

会話 Dialogue 2 image

Emily is looking for an ATM in the area.

Emily: Sumimasen. Excuse me.

Kono hen ni ATM arimasen ka. Isn’t there an ATM around here?

へん

すみません。この辺に ATM ありませんか。

Man: Achikochi ni arimasu kedo, ichi-ban chikai no wa ano konbini no naka desu.

They’re here and there, but the closest one is inside that convenience store over there.

いちばんちかなか

あちこちにありますけど、一番近いのは、あのコンビニの中です。

Emily: A, dou mo. Oh, thanks.

あ、どうも。

 

Vocabulary

Romanized Japanese

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Other Japanese scripts

English

hen

へん

area

kono hen

このへん

この辺

this area

eetiiemu

エイティーエム

ATM

achikochi

あちこち

here and there, everywhere

konbini

コンビニ

convenience store

naka

なか

inside

soto

そと

outside

mae

まえ

front

ushiro

うしろ

後ろ

back, rear

migi

みぎ

right

hidari

ひだり

left

ue

うえ

top, up

shita

した

bottom, under, underside

jihanki

じはんき

自販機

vending machine

ginkou

ぎんこう

銀行

bank

byouin

びょういん

病院

hospital

kissaten

きっさてん

喫茶店

coffee shop

yakkyoku

やっきょく

薬局

drug store

resutoran

レストラン

restaurant

Grammar Notes

5-2-1 Location Nouns

A number of location words (all nouns) come up in this lesson, including the ko- so-a-do series along with naka, soto, mae, ushiro, migi, hidari, ue and shita. Recall that /X no Y/ is a kind of Y and the last noun is the main noun of the noun phrase. Be sure to distinguish between the following:

mae no biruthe building in front

biru no maethe front of the building, in front of the building

These words are unlike other nouns also in that they combine with degree expressions.

sukoshi migia little to the right

motto maemore to the front

Drills and Exercises image

A.

なか

  • Cue: ビルの中ですか。Is it inside the building?

なかそと

Response: いえ、ビルの中じゃないです。外です。

No, it’s not inside the building. It’s outside.

びょういん まえ

Cue: 病 院の前ですか。Is it in front of the hospital?

びょういんまえうしろ

Response: いえ、病 院の前じゃないです。 後 ろです。

No, it’s not in front of the hospital. It’s in back.

B.

ちか

Cue: どのコンビニが近いですか。 Which convenience store is close?

いちばんちか

Response:一番近いコンビニは、あれです。

The closest convenience store is that over there.

ぎんこうおお

Cue: どの銀行が、大きいですか。 Which bank is big?

いちばんおおきいぎんこう

Response: 一番大きい銀行は、あれです。 The biggest bank is that over there.

C.

にほん まんが
Cue: 日本の漫画ありませんか。 Don’t you have any Japanese comics?

にほん

Response: 日本のですか。はい、あちらにありますよ。

Japanese ones? Yes, there are some over there!

せんぱい

Cue: 先輩のケータイありませんか。 Don’t you have senpai’s cell phone?

せんぱい

Response: 先輩のですか。はい、あちらにありますよ。 Senpai’s?

Yes, it’s right over there!

D.

Say it in Japanese.

You’ve been asked if there is a vending machine around here.

  1. Yes, they are everywhere.
  2. Yes, there are many outside of this building.
  3. Yes, there is one in front of that drug store. Look!
  4. Yes, they are to the right of the entrance.
  5. No, there are none in this building. The closest one is in the convenience store next to the hospital.

E.

Act in Japanese

  1. Stop a stranger and: a) ask if there is an ATM in this area; b) ask for directions to the University Hospital.
  2. Ask a co-worker who the man sitting behind Ms. Hayashi is.
  3. Suggest that your group hold a meeting in the coffee shop downstairs.
  4. You just saw a vending machine for food like ramen, udon, etc. Point it out to Ms. Honda and share your amazement.
  5. At a movie theater, you’ve been asked if you want to sit elsewhere. You’d like to sit: a) further in the back, b) more to the left, c) upstairs.

 

 

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