Going out in Japanese

In this lesson we will introduce some popular kinds of entertainment in Japan and learn some words that will come in handy when talking about going out in Japanese. Having fun in Tokyo - you won't run out of things to do in Tokyo. Whether you're looking for a fun-packed time or a quiet night out, Tokyo is famous for its night life!

Talking about going out in Japanese

When making plans in Japanese with your friends, try using these phrases:

今夜、何処に行きますか?

こんや どこ に いき ます か?

Kon ya doko ni ikimasu ka?

Where should we go tonight?

行こう

いこう

Ikou

Let's go!

楽しそう

たのしそう

Tanoshi-sō!

That sounds like fun!

何時に会いますか?

なんじ に あい ます か?

Nanji ni aimasu ka?

What time should we meet?

何時に仕事終わりますか?

なんじ に しごと おわり ます か?

Nanji ni shi-goto owarimasu ka?

What time do you finish work?

何処で会いますか?

どこ で あい ます か?

Doko de aimasu ka?

Where should we meet?

まず何か食べましょう

まず なにか たべましょう

Mazu nanika tabemashou

Let's get something to eat first.

Here are some places your Japanese friends might take you to:

映画館

えいがかん

Eigakan

Cinema

クラブ

クラブ

Kurabu

Club

カラオケ

カラオケ

Karaoke

Karaoke room

百貨店

デパート / ひゃっかてん

Depāto / Hyakkaten

Department store

劇場

げきじょう

Gekijō

Theater

スタジアム

スタジアム

Sutajiamu

Stadium

You can suggest the night's plans with these helpful phrases:

映画を観ますか?

えいが を みます か?

Eiga o mimasu ka?

Should we watch a movie?

クラブに行きますか?

クラブ に いきます か?

Kurabu ni ikimasu ka?

Should we go clubbing?

夕食を食べに行きますか?

ゆうしょく を たべ に いきます か?

Yū shoku o tabe ni ikimasu ka?

Should we go out for dinner?

...に行きますか?

...に いきます か?

...ni ikimasu ka?

Should we go to...?

You are sure to meet some new people and make new friends when you're out and about so don't forget to revise your vocabulary on introducing yourself and making small talk. Have fun! Here are a few recommended Japanese lessons to try next!

Sayōnara!

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