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Absolute Beginner S1 #5
Asking Where Something is in
Japanese

CONTENTS
2 Kanji
2 Kana
2 Romanization
2 English
2 Vocabulary
3 Sample Sentences
3 Grammar

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KANJI

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KANA

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ROMANIZATION

1. Toire wa doko desu ka.

2. Watashi wa koko desu.

ENGLISH

1. Where is the bathroom?

2. I am here.

VOCABULARY

Kanji Kana R omaji English

soko there, that place

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koko here, this place

asoko over there

SAMPLE SENTENCES


Soko wa watashi no heya desu. Koko wa doko desu ka.

That is my room. Where are we? (Literally: Where is here?)


Esukart wa asoko ni arimasu.

There is an escalator over there.

GRAMMAR

T he f ocus of t his le sson is Asking Whe re Some t hing is in Japane se


Asking t he Locat ion of Some t hing

Se nt e nce Pat t e rn:

[T hing] wa doko de su ka?


[T hing]
Whe re is [t hing]?

wa topic marking particle


doko where
desu copula (which is equivalent English "is, am, are.")
ka question marking particle

[Something] wa doko desu ka?

Toire wa doko desu ka?

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O-furo wa doko desu ka?

Denki wa doko desu ka?

Kagi wa doko desu ka?

*Toire restroom, lavatory


*O-furo bathroom, bathtub
*Denki switch for the lights (literally, electricity)
*Kagi key

For Example :

A:
Sumimasen. Toire wa doko desu ka?
B:
Asoko desu.
A:Excuse me. Where is the restroom?
B:It's over there.

Saying Whe re Some t hing Is

Se nt e nce Pat t e rn:

[T hing] wa koko/soko/asoko de su.


[T hing]
[T hing] is he re /t he re /ove r t he re .

Ko-so-a-do words f or locat ions

koko here

soko there

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asoko over there

doko where

For Example :

Koko wa T ky desu.
"This is Tokyo." (literally: Here is Tokyo)

Watashi wa koko desu.


"I'm here."

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