Welcome to the Rocket Japanese lesson on cars – くるま (kuruma)! In this lesson, we’ll cover tons of car vocabulary, from hoods to trunks and everything in between.
If you’re traveling to Japan and plan on renting or even buying a car in Japanese, this lesson will be very useful for you. You’ll want to be able to look over your rental and talk about it, as well as feel comfortable describing anything that might go wrong or need fixing while you’re on the road. After this lesson, you’ll be an expert!
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Let's start with the word for "car" in Japanese:
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If you’re traveling to Japan and plan on renting or even buying a car, these words will be very useful for you. You’ll want to be able to look over the car and talk about it, as well as feel comfortable describing anything that might go wrong or need fixing to a mechanic while you’re on the road.
emergency signal (button)
I hope you enjoyed this lesson! When it comes to talking about cars, there's plenty of English-based vocabulary, so these words should be piece of cake to remember. Next time you’re driving somewhere, take some time to think about the different parts of your car in Japanese as you go. Here are a few recommended Japanese lessons to try next:
あんぜん うんてん を おねがいします (Anzen unten o onegaishimasu) "Please drive carefully"!
さようなら！ (Sayōnara!) "Goodbye!"
Sayaka Matsuura: Rocket Japanese
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