03 Mar '11, 6am

[blog] Help! I need some basic Japanese to survive my first trip to Japan:

[blog] Help! I need some basic Japanese to survive my first trip to Japan:

5. During shopping, staff may ask if you need a bag to put your purchases. Here, the keyword is 袋 fukuro . For some shops, especially supermarkets, additional costs will be incurred if you need a bag for your purchases. This is because Japan is trying to promote a greener environment, by encouraging everyone to bring their own bag when shopping. 6. Hence for such instances or other similar instances like (ポイントカードはお持ちですか? pointo kaado wa omochi desu ka? Do you have a point card?) when you do not need these additional services, you can say "けっこうです kekkou desu ". 7. To ask for the price, say いくらですか? ikura desu ka? 8. When requesting for something, always add either ください kudasai or お願いします onegaishimasu at the end of the sentence. They mean "please". 9. Decided on something to buy, and would like to ask for a new piece? Here, use "新品 がありますか? shinpin ga arimasu ka?" This phrase ...

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