Speakin’ Japanese: Let’s go hiking!

Speakin’ Japanese: Let’s go hiking!

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Though mountain hiking might not be on the top of the list for your getaway destinations, a breath of fresh air and lush green forests make a trip for some exercise worthwhile. There are many spots in Japan where you can have fun hiking on mountain trails and enjoy a nice view from the top. The following words and phrases will help you enjoy your hike in Japan.

“Haikingu ni ikimashoo.” = Let’s go hiking.
(“haikingu” = hiking, “ikimashoo” = let’s go)

“Takaosan ni ikitai desu.” = I want to go to Mount Takao.
(“Takaosan” = Mt. Takao, “ikitai” = want to go)

“Obento wo tsukuri masu.” = I will make a box lunch.
(“Obento” = box lunch, “tsukuri masu” = will make)

“Roopuuei ni norimasu ka ?” = Shall we take a ropeway?
(“Roopuuei” = ropeway, “norimasen ka?” Let’s get on .. shall we?)

“Aruite nobori mashoo.” = Let’s go up on foot.
(“Aruite” = walking, “nobori mashoo” = let’s climb)

“Ii nagame desu ne?” = A great view, isn’t it?
(“ii” = good, “nagame” = view)

“Atsui desu ne?” = It’s hot, isn’t it?
(“Atsui” = it’s hot, “desu ne?” = isn’t it?)

“Kokage de sukoshi yasumimashoo.” = Let’s take a quick rest under the tree.
(“Kokage” = under a tree, “sukoshi” = a little, “yasumimashoo” = let’s take a rest)

“Tsukare mashita ka?” = Did you get tired?
(“Tsukare mashita” = got tired)

“Daijobu desu.” = I’m all right.

“Yuudachi ga kisoo desu ne.” = it looks like a shower will come.
(“Yuudachi” = shower, “kisoo” = seems to come)

“Tanoshikatta desu ne?” = It was fun, isn’t it?
(“tanoshikatta” = it was fun)

“Mayowanai youni kiwotsukete” = Let’s be careful so that you will not get lost
(“Mayowanai youni” = in order not to get lost, “kiwotsukete” = be careful)

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