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INTRODUCTION
Yura: Hi everyone, I'm Yura.
Natsuko: And I’m Natsuko!
Yura: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Japanese Vocabulary, Lesson 20! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Transportation &around town. These are five popular Japanese chain stores. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at JapanesePod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Yura: Natsuko, what’s our first word?
Natsuko: マツモトキヨシ
Yura: (drug store name)
Natsuko: (slow) マツモトキヨシ (regular) マツモトキヨシ
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Natsuko: マツモトキヨシ
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura:
Matsumoto Kiyoshi is the biggest drugstore chain in Japan. A variety of products are available with fairly good discounts. -
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Natsuko: (normal) マツモトキヨシは、日本の全47都道府県のうち44都道府県に進出しています。
Yura: Matsumoto Kiyoshi stores are found in 44 out of 47 prefectures in Japan.
Natsuko: (slow) マツモトキヨシは、日本の全47都道府県のうち44都道府県に進出しています。
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Natsuko: ドン・キホーテ
Yura: (discount store name)
Natsuko: (slow) ドン・キホーテ (regular) ドン・キホーテ
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Natsuko: ドン・キホーテ
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura:
Don Quijote is a discount store chain which has locations in most major cities in Japan. The stores display an array of products in a very limited space; stores are often described as ""mazes"". The range of products is vast, including leisure goods, general merchandise, food &beverages, alcohol, clothes, furniture, beauty products, perfume, party goods, and so on. -
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Natsuko: (normal) ドン・キホーテは、通常夜遅くまで営業しています。
Yura: Don Quijote stores are usually open until very late at night.
Natsuko: (slow) ドン・キホーテは、通常夜遅くまで営業しています。
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Natsuko: ツタヤ
Yura: (CD, DVD rental shop name)
Natsuko: (slow) ツタヤ (regular) ツタヤ
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Natsuko: ツタヤ
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura:
Tsutaya is one of the biggest rental shops in Japan for CDs and DVDs. Tsutaya offers various ways to rent CDs and DVDs, including online services in addition to renting directly at the shop. -
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Natsuko: (normal) ツタヤでは、中古のCDやDVD、本、ゲームを買う事もできます。
Yura: Tsutaya also sells second-hand CDs, DVDs, books and video games.
Natsuko: (slow) ツタヤでは、中古のCDやDVD、本、ゲームを買う事もできます。
Yura: Okay, what’s the next word?
Natsuko: セブンイレブン
Yura: 7-Eleven
Natsuko: (slow) セブンイレブン (regular) セブンイレブン
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Natsuko: セブンイレブン
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura:
7-Eleven is an American convenience store which has branched out into the Japanese market. 7-Eleven is the biggest convenience store in Japan, and is the biggest chain store in the world. -
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Natsuko: (normal) セブンイレブンは、1万4千店以上の店を構える、日本で一番店舗数の多いコンビニです。
Yura: 7-Eleven has the highest number of convenience stores in Japan, with over 14,000 stores.
Natsuko: (slow) セブンイレブンは、1万4千店以上の店を構える、日本で一番店舗数の多いコンビニです。
Yura: Okay, what’s the last word?
Natsuko: ダイソー
Yura: (100 yen shop name)
Natsuko: (slow) ダイソー (regular) ダイソー
Yura: Listeners, please repeat:
Natsuko: ダイソー
[pause - 5 sec.]
Yura:
There are many 100 yen shops in Japan and Daisō is one of the biggest chains. The quality of the products is considered rather high for the price; a fact which attracts a continuously high volume of customers. -
Yura: Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Natsuko: (normal) ダイソーは最近、より質の高い商品を100円以上の値段で売り始めました。
Yura: Daisō has recently started to offer better quality products that cost more than 100 yen.
Natsuko: (slow) ダイソーは最近、より質の高い商品を100円以上の値段で売り始めました。
QUIZ
Yura: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Natsuko will give you the Japanese – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Natsuko: マツモトキヨシ
[pause]Yura: (drug store name)
Natsuko: ドン・キホーテ
[pause]Yura: (discount store name)
Natsuko: ツタヤ
[pause]Yura: (CD, DVD rental shop name)
Natsuko: セブンイレブン
[pause]Yura: 7-Eleven
Natsuko: ダイソー
[pause]Yura: (100 yen shop name)

Outro

Yura: There you have it – five popular chain stores in Japan! We have more vocab lists available at JapanesePod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Natsuko: またね!

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October 14th, 2013 at 06:30 PM
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Which Japanese chain stores would you like to visit?

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October 16th, 2013 at 05:31 PM
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CoffeeAddict san

ドンキホーテは私もよく行きます。見てるだけでも楽しいです。:smile:

セブンイレブンが家の近くにあるんですか?私の家の近くにはサンクスがあります。


「セブンイレブンもよく使うんです。」→「セブンイレブンもよく使います。」の方が自然だと思います。:thumbsup:


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CoffeeAddict
October 15th, 2013 at 02:37 PM
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ドン・キホーテなんでも買えるから、よく貝に行きます。セブンイレブンもよく使うんです。