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Hi, everyone! Have you ever had any trouble riding a train or subway in Tokyo, or want to know some future tips? Today, I'm going to show and explain some of the important signs you see in Tokyo inside of the station. Let's go!
So we are at Yotsuya station.
These colorful tiny circles assigned for the Tokyo Metro line.
Yotsuya is on Marunouchi line. So, it’s a capital M for Marunouchi.
So this one, 銀座線の頭文字のG。(Ginza-sen no kashiramoji no jī.)
(Kore wa Ōedo-sen no ō ga sūji no zero ni mieru kara da sō desu.)
そう間違えないように、大江戸のE。(Sō, machigaenai yō ni, Ōedo-sen no ō.)
E sign.
(De kono Mita-sen mo, marunouchi-sen ga emu nano de, sore to kaburanai yō ni Mita no ai desu.)
So, of course, each station has a name but they put numbers as well, to make it easier for people from all the overseas.
(Koko ga Marunouchi-sen no shihatsu dakara, Marunouchi zero wan.)
So, 所要時間 (shoyō jikan), it means how long does it take from here.
So these numbers are how many minutes it will take from this station.
So from Yotsuya station to Yotsuya-sanchome station will take two minutes.
So this one is a timetable for weekday, and this red one is timetable for Saturday and holidays.
These are hours, like five o'clock, six o'clock, seven o'clock, and these are the minutes.
Okay, so this is the platform door, to save your life from the train.
のりださない。(Noridasanai.) “Please don’t lean over the platform door.”
立てかけない。(Tatekakenai.) “Please don’t prop anything against the platform door.
かけこまない。(Kakekomanai.) “Please don’t rush into the train.” Many people does anyway.
立ち入らない。(Tachiiranai.) “Please keep out.”
So this one is 非常停止ボタン "emergency stop button."
If you see someone falling down on the railway, press this button.
If you need a train map or Metro grid map, normally each station has it. It's free to get.
This is 駅係員呼出インターホン (eki kakari’in yobidashi intaahon).
But don’t push this except for emergency.
(Kinkyū ni go-yō no kata, mata wa fushin na mono o mitsuketa toki ni, yobidashi botan o oshite eki kakariin to intāhon de o-hanashi kudasai.)
So we're going to JR.
JR四ツ谷駅方面改札に行きます。(Jeiāru yotsuya-eki hōmen kaisatsu ni ikimasu.)
出口 (deguchi) "exit"
(Deguchi acchi desu. Ikimashō.)
Thank you for watching.
あたし達はまた、電車に戻りたいと思います。(Atashi-tachi wa mata, densha ni modoritai to omoimasu.)
じゃあね、バイバイ。(Jā ne, baibai.)


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October 6th, 2017 at 6:30 pm
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October 22nd, 2017 at 7:12 pm
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Hi Andrew H,

Thank you for your comment!

Yes, that's interesting.

Almost all kanji have more than one meaning and I think "被る" has more than 10 meanings.

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Andrew H
October 9th, 2017 at 9:52 pm
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When Risa is talking about the Mita line using the letter I, it's interesting to see the verb 被らない used to mean not using the same letter. I guess you can think of it as not 'wearing' the same letter?

PS The HD version stops playing at 2:52.