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How To Ask For And Give Directions In Japanese

If you want to ask or give directions to a Japanese speaker, this lesson will help you do that.

Japanese Directions

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The four directions
EnglishKanjiHiragana/KatakanaRomaji
eastひがしHigashi
southみなみMinami
west西にしNishi
northきたKita
Other kinds of direccions
EnglishKanjiHiragana/KatakanaRomaji
leftひだりHidari
rightみぎMigi
upうえUe
downしたShita
in front ofまえmae
behind後ろうしろushiro
farから離からはなでKara Hanade
nearの近くにのちかくにNo chikaku ni
street通りとうりTōri
avenue大通りおうどうりŌdōri

Examples:

  • The store is located at left to the hospital.

  • Sutoa wa, byōin kara hidari ni ichi shite imasu

  • How far is the Libertador avenue?

  • Dono kurai tōku made riberutadōru-dōri wa nanidesu ka

  • The university is near to the main square.

  • Daigaku wa mein hiroba no chikakudesu

  • United States is north of Mexico.

  • Amerika wa kita mekishiko nodesu


Author: Ichika
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