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Hi, everyone! It's Risa. Today, I'm here at konbini. Konbini is short for "convenience store".
コンビニはとっても便利で、生活に欠かせない一部となっています。 (Konbini wa tottemo benri de, seikatsu ni kakasenai ichibu to natte imasu.)
There is more than 6,000 convenience store in Tokyo, and it's normally open for 24 hours! Wow! How convenient.
Convenience store is very convenient but normally it's a little bit more expensive than supermarket. And I'm here at FamilyMart. I like FamilyMart because they have a freshly-made cafe latter for 100yen!
There's another popular convenience store such as 7-eleven, Lawson... I like Natural Lawson, they normally sell some kind of organic products.
In a convenience store, you can buy drinks, food, sweets and snacks, ice-cream, and there is an ATM as well. And you can do photocopy here, so, pretty much everything.
Sometimes, convenience store has a place to eat so you can just buy food from the convenience store then, maybe, go upstairs to eat bento.
Let's go and get it!
Ice cream!
Oh! Seasonal flavor!
My favorite is yukimi-daifuku.
This ice-cream is FamilyMart-brand, so you can only get them at the FamilyMart.
I like these drinks, the warm drinks.
熱っ。 (Attsu.)
I like this one, 伊右衛門.
These are the bento boxes, and if you buy bento box, normally, they'd ask you if you need to warm up the bento, you can warm it up.
This is 鶏そぼろ弁当。 (Tori-soboro-bentō.)
鶏のそぼろと、あと卵、とあとこれ唐揚げかな?が入ってます。 (Tori no soboro to, ato tamago, to ato kore karaage kana? ga haittemasu.)
お寿司の中に唐揚げが入ってます。 (O-sushi no naka ni karaage ga haittemasu.)
There's fried chicken inside the sushi ball.
There are many kinds of グミ (Gumi.)
I recommend you to buy this one - 果汁グミ。 (Kajū gumi.)
Fresh strawberry juice, 100%.
100% of fresh strawberry juice.
This Kajū Gumi has different flavors, my favorite is orange and grapes.
果汁グミ。 (Kajū gumi.)
Oh look! Natto.
豆腐、納豆、めかぶ (tōfu, nattō, mekabu)
Natto is fermented soy beans. I like them, it's healthy.
There is a can coffee which is collaborated with Star Wars.
May the force be with you!
Oh my god! Meg! 桜ラズベリーミルク (Sakura razuberī miruku.)
期間限定のスターバックス・桜ラズベリーミルク。 (Kikan-gentei no sutābakkusu sakura razuberī miruku.)
Cherry blossom raspberry milk.
あ、何か新しいやつある。 (A, nanka atarashii yatsu aru.)
これ買ってみよう。 (Kore katte miyō.)
Chai tea latte.
There's so many different flavors, like tantan-men, dandan-men?
Chili tomato, Tom Yam noodle, curry noodle.
Oh! This one is quite famous one.
Afuri 柚子 (yuzu), they are quite popular for people from overseas.
My favorite cup-ramen? I normally don't really eat cup noodles because I know it's not really good for your health.
But I like... I don't know.
This looks nice.
I like this, 求肥 (gyūhi)
すいません、えっとカフェラテひとつください。 (Suimasen, etto kaferate hitotsu kudasai.)
ホットカフェラテで。 (Hotto kaferate de.)
はい、パスモで払えますか? (Hai, pasumo de haraemasu ka?)
はい。 (Hai.)
ありがとうございました。 (Arigatō gozaimashita.)
ありがとうございます。 (Arigatō gozaimasu.)
え~、まず置いて、カフェラ…なんかすごい出てくるんだけど。 (Ē, mazu oite, kafera... nanka sugoi detekurun dakedo.)
カフェラテ。 (Kaferate.)
Press the button.
I'm gonna put sugar in it.
あ、後の方がいいか。 (A, ato no hō ga iika.)
いつもそうやってやるからさ。 (Itsumo sō yatte yaru kara sa.)
で、砂糖とかいろいろあるから、砂糖を入れて、あといろんなこういうココアシュガーとかキャラメルシュガー、バニラシュガー、キャラメルとかあるので、好きなのを味付けできます。 (De, satō toka iroiro aru kara, satō o irete, ato ironna kōiu kokoa shugā toka kyarameru shugā, banira shugā, kyarameru toka aru node, sukinano o ajitsuke dekimasu.)
ココアにしよう。 (Kokoa ni shiyō.)
ココアシュガー。 (Kokoa shugā.)
じゃあいただきます。 (Jā itadakimasu.)
桜餅です。 (Sakura-mochi desu.)
新発売 (Shin-hatsubai)
130円。 (Hyaku-san-jū-en.)
桜餅って、なんか桜の葉っぱで包まれたお餅。 (Sakura-mochi tte, nanka sakura no happa de tsutsumareta o-mochi.)
桜の葉っぱの匂いがする。 (Sakura no happa no nioi ga suru.)
Smells good.
It makes me feel like, spring is coming.
いただきます。 (Itadakimasu.)
手で食べますよ。 (Te de tabemasu yo.)
生クリームと、粒あんと…うん。 (Nama kurīmu to, tsubu-an to... un.)
うん、おいしい。 (Un, oishii.)
This is eat-in space, you can buy food or drink you bought in FamilyMart and you can eat them in here, in this area.
That's it! That's how the convenience stores are like in Japan.
すごく便利でほんとにいろんな物を置いてます。 (Sugoku benri de honto ni ironna mono o oitemasu.)
Here are some phrases you might use in a convenience store, or you might hear in a convenience store:
いらっしゃいませ~ (irasshaimasē) "Welcome in~"
お弁当 (o-bentō) "Japanese lunchbox"
カップラーメン (kappu rāmen) "instant noodles"
写真プリント (shashin purinto) "picture printing"
未成年 (mi-seinen) "a minor (below 20 years old)"
あたためますか。 (Atatamemasu ka.) "Do you want it heated up?"
袋はいらないです。 (Fukuro wa iranai desu.) "I don't need a bag"
Do you have a memorable experience in Japanese convenience store or in your country? If you have, please let us know in the comment. Bye!

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What do you want to do if you are in Conbini?

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April 1st, 2019 at 7:10 pm
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March 29th, 2019 at 5:35 am
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I wanna try the cocoa sugar.

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March 23rd, 2019 at 8:10 am
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I love Lawson convenience stores!!!!😄

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October 23rd, 2017 at 3:47 pm
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こんにちは、Steveさん

お返事ありがとうございます!


Steveさんの町には日本のマーケットがあるんですか?じゃあ日本食が作れますね!

Are there Japanese markets in your hometown? So you can cook Japanese food!


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October 22nd, 2017 at 2:28 am
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みき様、 そうですね。残念ですがこちらのコンビニはあんまり好きではないんですが。日本のように新鮮で美味しいものをあまり売っていないんです。買い物する時に普通のマーケットか日本のマーケットを妻と一緒によく行きます。コンビニに行く必要はありません。Mikisama, Unfortunately, I don't really like convenience stores where I live. They don't sell any fresh and delicious items like they do in Japan. I often go to regular supermarkets or Japanese markets with my wife when we go grocery shopping. The is no need to go to convenience stores.

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October 10th, 2017 at 3:02 pm
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こんにちは、Steveさん

コメントありがとうございます!


そうですね、日本のコンビニはとても便利です。Steveさんの国のお店はどうですか?

Indeed, the convenience stoores in Japan are very convenient. How about stores in your country, Steve?


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September 28th, 2017 at 1:28 am
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日本という国はとても便利ですね!このビデオを見たとおり日本のコンビニは便利です。おまけによく輝いているほどきれいに掃除されています。物質がちゃんと並んでいます。店員さんはいつも親切です。ある時写真プリントの質問がありました。店員さんに聞いてみたらすごく丁寧と真面目に私の問題を解決できるように働きました。日本っていつも安心ですね!

Japan is a very convenient country. Just as you saw in the video, the convenience stores in Japan are convenient. :) On top of that, they are so clean that they sparkle. The goods are arranged in a neat and orderly fashion. The sales clerks are always nice. One time I had a question about the photo printer. When I asked for help the sales clerk was very polite and hard-working at trying to solve my problem. I always feel good when I am in Japan.

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September 17th, 2017 at 8:13 pm
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September 17th, 2017 at 6:23 pm
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Thank you risa sensei ,your video is great for us to learn about daily life in Japan