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Lesson 16

Please go up the stairs, and go to the right.

Anna has come to a bookstore in Shinjuku with her friends. Anna asks the clerk where the manga section is.

Lesson 16 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

KAIDAN O AGATTE, MIGI NI ITTE KUDASAI

Scripts

店員 いらっしゃいませ。 May I help you?
Clerk IRASSHAIMASE.
May I help you?
アンナ あのう、マンガ売り場はどこですか。 Excuse me, but where is the manga section?
Anna ANÔ, MANGA URIBA WA DOKO DESU KA.
Excuse me, but where is the manga section?
店員 2階です。階段を上がって、右に行ってください。 On the second floor. Please go up the stairs, and go to the right.
Clerk NIKAI DESU. KAIDAN O AGATTE, MIGI NI ITTE KUDASAI.
On the second floor. Please go up the stairs, and go to the right.

Grammar tips

TE-form verb can connect sentences

Using the TE-form, you can express a string of actions occurring in succession.
e.g.)
KAIDAN O AGARIMASU. (Please go up the stairs.)
+ MIGI NI ITTE KUDASAI. (Please go to the right.)
= KAIDAN O AGATTE, MIGI NI ITTE KUDASAI. (Please go up the stairs, and go to the right.)

Teach Us, Teacher

How to use the particle NI
If the verb in the predicate of a sentence expresses the existence of something, such as IMASU (to be, to exist), NI indicates where something is or exists. For example, "I am at the station" is WATASHI WA EKI NI IMASU.

Sound Words

TONTON
Japanese is a language with lots of onomatopoeia. A wide range of onomatopoeia in the Japanese language, from noises made by animals to expressions of feelings, is explained by audio.

Anna's Tweets

Shop clerks in Japan are kind. They also speak politely. They say, “Thank you very much,” even if we leave without buying anything.

Anna

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