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Ai or Ishou ni ?

Wong

Wong

こんにちわ、みなさん。 I have a question here. 教えてください。 In Rocket Japanese Lesson 2.4 Catching a Ride: あっ、 タクシー が き ました。 *あい のり* します か? Ai nori (あい のり) means to ride (the taxi) together. So what if I say "Ishou ni nori" (いしょう に のり)? As far as I know, ishou also means together. Can "ishou" can be used as a substitute? ありがとうございます(in advance) :D
Sayaka-Matsuura

Sayaka-Matsuura

Konnichiwa Wong-san! You are correct. You could substitute the questions: あい のり します か?(Ai nori shimasu ka?) With another question like: Issho ni norimasen ka? This translates as "Shall we ride together?" However, just note that the word あい のり (ai nori) is specific to a "car/taxi ride" - and you can probably think of it as equivalent to "carpool" - where as "Issho ni norimasen ka?" can be a question refering to any kind of vehicle or thing that you ride on. You could be referring to a plane ride. Hope that helps! -Sayaka :P

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