Source: Gaijin Pot
The worst part of shopping online or anticipating a package is the wait time. You try to pick the fastest delivery option only to forget the delivery date soon after. As a result, you arrive home with a missed delivery notice placed neatly in your mailbox (ご不在連絡票).
Thankfully, the Japanese postal system is more than efficient and with a few quick steps, you’ll be able to have your package redelivered in no time.
Online application for redelivery
The easiest way to have your package redelivered is to use the QR code attached to the notice. Afterward, it’s a matter of clicking on the request a redelivery button on your phone (再配達さいはいたつのお申もうし込こみ), filling in the next box with your postal code (郵便番号), tracking number (追跡番号) which usually has 11 to 13 digits or notice number (お知しらせ番号) which is anywhere between six to eight digits. When you’ve finished click on the next page button (次へ進む).
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Today’s YT Live lesson topic was “All About Particles ~Live lesson version~”.
In this lesson, I introduced several Japanese particles for the beginners.
First of all, what are the particles?
は： Topic Marker
– pronounces “wa” but written “ha: は”
を： Object Marker
– pronounces “o” but written “wo: を”
が (1)： “but”
が(2)： Subject marker
– For certain phrases, ”ga” is used.
Catching a taxi in a city like Tokyo can be intimidating… But fear no more! We gathered some easy Japanese for taxis, keep reading to become a pro, and drive through the city without breaking a sweat.
Getting in your taxi
Let’s start with the obvious: when you hop in a taxi you tell the driver where you would like to go. Luckily, this is very easy Japanese to memorize as it is using one of the simplest structures of the language.
Simply add the name of the place you want to go at the beginning of this structure.
If you have trouble passing on the message, use a memo to show the taxi driver where you would like to go. As hotels or places with Western names are pronounced slightly differently in Japanese, it could cause useless confusion. Alternatively, if you prepared your address with a map, a business card or wrote it in Japanese, you can point with your finger and say:
Getting off your taxi
It’s here, you can see it, your destination! In order not to miss it, you can tell the taxi driver:
But don’t forget to pay…
Before getting off your taxi, check the meter next to the driver—he or she will tell you as soon as you stop—to confirm your fare. Here are some useful sentences related to payment:
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Today’s YT Live lesson topic was “Emotional Expressions ~mimetic words”.
In this lesson, I introduced these mimetic words by emotional expressions.
4 emotional expressions in Japanese: “喜怒哀楽 kidoairaku “
There is an idiom that showing four emotional expressions in Japanese:
喜: 嬉しい（うれしい ureshii）- happy
“Ureshii” – happy mimetic expressions
“Okotteiru” -angry mimetic expressions