There is a long list of vocabulary today, but don’t be intimidated. Most of them are stop names. My goal is to familiarise myself with the sentence structures. As for the stop names, I can replace them with specific stops when I need to use them.
How many stops
Line name (Line xxx)
Conversation brief: this conversation takes place between a passenger (P) and a train staff(S). There will be a short transcript from the train announcement.
P：すみません、この電車は池袋に行きますか。Excuse me, does this train go to ikebukuro?
S：いいえ、行きません、池袋は山手線です。No, it doesn’t. Line Yamanote goes to ikebukuro.
P：山手線はどこですか。 Where is Line Yamanote?
S：三番線です。It is Line 3.
P：わかりました。ありがとうございます。I got it. Thank you very much.
S：池袋駅まで、あと何駅ですか？How many more stops are there before ikebukuro stop?
P：新大久保から四つ目です。Four more after shinookubo stop.
アナウンス：この電車は山手線外回り、池袋 上野方面行きです。次は池袋、池袋、お出口は左側です。湘南新宿ライン 地下鉄有楽町線はお乗り換えです。Announcement: this train travel clock-wise, it is now heading towards ikebukuro ueno. Next stop is ikebukuro, ikebukuro. Exist is on your left. Please change to shonanshinjiuku line Metro yurakuchiyou line here.
Thoughts on today’s Japanese learning:
Names of places are one of the difficulties in language study. My strategies is to learn it when i actually use it. I would not force myself to remember the names of places. One, it will diminish my interest of learning the language. Second, I will easily remember it once I have the chance to use it. For example, I might forget the street name I passed by when I am on a bus, but I will not forget the destination I am going to. Only remember the words you need to use, make it part of your daily life experience. In this way, we are not just learning it. We are living with it.