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Kaiten sushi help!

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MiaGilaani
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Kaiten sushi help!

Postby MiaGilaani » May 19th, 2012 2:57 am

I'm going to Tokyo next week, its gonna be my first time there, one of the things which I really wanna do is do the camera -on -the- sushi- conveyor- belt- thingy in kaiten sushi bars, where on a plate people put the camera and it travels all around the area, I've seen alot of youtube videos like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... vLcpUz79kk
and I think its really cool, however it depends on the place sometimes they allow it and sometimes they don't so I wanna ask the sushi chef or whoever is standing near the belt first if I can do so. My Japanese is very basic and my comprehension is better than my conversation, so how should I say "can I put my camera on the conveyor belt for a while please?" or "is it ok for me to put the camera here? I initially thought of just pointing to wards my cam and then the belt and say ee deska? but I'm not sure

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Postby ericf » May 19th, 2012 8:50 am

Perhaps ここに置いてもいいですか。(whilst pointing the camera at the belt)

BUT did you read and understand the two "Top Comments"?

自分の国でやってください。日本ではやらないで。
またやるつもりなら、日本には来ないでね。
akinasukizakura 2 months ago 21
これはダメだよ‼‼‼
自分がここに居たら定員に怒っちゃうかも。
ネットに他のお客さんの顔を、こんなにアップで流すなんて、ちょ­っと常識無いんじゃない?
0o0o1i1i5555 2 months ago 19

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Postby ericf » May 19th, 2012 9:23 am

ところで、日本語では言葉がつながっている時に、二回目のに濁点に掛ける時が多い。
例えば、「回転」+「寿司」は「かいてんずし」になる。

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Postby natsukoy9313 » May 19th, 2012 4:08 pm

> MiaGilaani-san,
I didn't know there were people doing that at all....wow.
Like ericf-san answered, "can I put (it) here?" is 'koko ni oitemo ii desu ka".
However, I must agree with ericf-san regarding this action itself (puting camera on the belt).
At the end of the day, it's restaurants' decision whether or not they allow you to do that, but
from hygiene point of view, you really shouldn't :(
(there're food without cover)
Let's enjoy Japan without making other people feel bothered! :wink:

> ericf-san,
Thank you very much for replies!! It's kind of you to answer the question AND give a proper advice!
I completely agree with you :) :)

MiaGilaani
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Postby MiaGilaani » May 19th, 2012 5:55 pm

ok thanks so much :(

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Postby MiaGilaani » May 19th, 2012 5:57 pm

I can't read Japanese very well, especially the Kanji, so if you guys can re type it in romaji, that 'd be great

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Postby MiaGilaani » May 20th, 2012 4:22 pm

lol ok I got it, its rude, I thought it was cool because I've seen many vids like these and nobody in the vids minded at all, but phew thank you guys for telling me beforehand.

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Postby natsukoy9313 » May 20th, 2012 5:06 pm

MiaGilaani-san,
LOL
Glad you understood :D
People in video could seem NOT to care, but, this is very Japanese...they might be thinking without showing.... :lol:
If you still want to know how to say "can I put (it) here?" in Japanese (which is usuful in any situations),
suggested phase was "koko ni oitemo ii desu ka".
If you want to put your luggage, for example, in vacant seat, you can use this sentence.
Also, if you want to sit there, point the vacant seat and say "suwattemo ii desu ka" (=can I sit?). :wink:

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Postby MiaGilaani » May 21st, 2012 12:59 am

natsuko san all I can say is you're very cool and helpful!!! thanks!!!

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Postby jaehwi » May 21st, 2012 10:46 am

MiaGilaani wrote:natsuko san all I can say is you're very cool and helpful!!! thanks!!!


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