日本語|Can I use the toilet (in the convenient store)?

Sentence:

  1. …てもいいですか。[can I do …?]
  2. …verbたことができません。[(no,) you cannot do …]

Words:

日本語

トイレ

借りる

奥さん

ただいま

使う

近い

デパート

三分間

Pronounciation

イレ

りる

おくさん

いま

かう

なり

ちかい

ート

んぷんかん

English

Toilet

borrow

Inside

(Other’s) wife

Now

Use

Close

Next to…neighbor

Shopping mall

3-mins

Conversations: the following conversations took place in a convenience store. A was the shop keeper. B asked to use the toilet. In Conversation 1, B was allowed to use the toilet. While in conversation 2, he was not allowed and suggested otherwise..

A: いらっしゃいません。Welcome.

B:すみません、トイレを借りてもいいですか。Excuse me, can I borrow (use) the toilet?

A: はい、トイレは奥にあります。Yes, there’s a toilet insides.

B: ありがとうございます。Thank you very much

B: すみません、トイレを借りてもいいですか。Excuse me, can I use the toilet?

A: すみませんが、ただいまトイレを使うことができません。Sorry, you can’t use the toilet now.

B: 1番近いトイレはどこですか。Where is the nearest toilet?

A: 隣のデパートにトイレがあります。ここから歩いで三分間ぐらいです。There’s a toilet in the shopping mall next to our convenience store. It takes about 3 mins to walk from here.

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