Written by Miki Takeshita
100 Phrases To Memorize Before Traveling To Japan
Want to help you trip to Japan go smoothly? Here are 100 useful expressions covering major topics like shopping, restaurants and emergencies to help you along in most situations.
7. When in Trouble
盗まれた NUSUMARETA (Nu-sue-ma-re-tah)
My belongings have been stolen.
なくした NAKUSHITA (Na-ku-she-tah)
I’ve lost my belongings.
たすけて TASUKETE (Ta-sue-ke-te)
交番 KOUBAN (Koh-ban)
警察 KEISATSU (Kei-sa-tsu)
１１０ HYAKUTOBAN (Hya-ku-to-ban)
If you want to ask people to call for the police, tell them “HYAKUTOBAN”. Or push 1-1-0 on your mobile phone or public telephone nearby. Emergency calls on public phones are free.
きもちわるい KIMOCHIWARUI (Ki-mo-chi-wa-ru-i)
I’m feeling sick.
怪我した KEGASHITA (Ke-ga-she-ta)
救急車 KYUKYUSYA (Kyu-kyu-sya)
１１９ HYAKUJUKYUBAN (Hya-ku-zyu-kyu-ban)
The Japanese 911, this number will call for an ambulance or fire services. When using certain SIM cards, you might not be able use such emergency calls. Ask for help around you.
大使館 TAISHIKAN (Tai-she-kan)
Many embassies are located in the Roppongi area, but make sure you know where yours is in advance.
To Learn More Japanese or About Life in Japan:
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The Temperature In Tokyo And What To Wear
Let MATCHA Design Your Trip To Japan! Part 1 – Travel Tips for Tokyo
Let MATCHA Design Your Trip To Japan! Part 2 – Travel Tips for Kansai