Japanese/Lessons/Giving directions

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Dialogue[edit]

Japanese English
エーさん: ビーさん、シーさんの家はどちらですか。 Mr. A: Where is Mr. C place, Mr. B?

Vocabulary[edit]

English Japanese Reading Notes

See Japanese/Vocabulary/Direction for more vocabulary.

  • Go straight まっすぐ行って
  • Turn to the 〜: 〜へ()がる
  • 次の (つぎ の) "(at the) next"
  • 角 (かど) "corner"
  • 左 (ひだり) "left"
  • 右 (みぎ) "right"
  • 曲がって (まがって) "turn"

Grammar[edit]

The grammar here is pretty straight forward.

  • 「まっすぐ行ってください。」 "Please go straight."

Please go to the left/right.


へ行ってください。
  • "Please go to the left/right."

Please turn left/right at the next corner.:

次の角を
へ曲がってください

If you are in a taxi and want to let the driver know when and where to stop and not throw you out the door, you say:

  • 「あそこで止めてください。」 "Please stop there."

Review[edit]

Practice[edit]