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:

こんや どこ に いき ます か?

今夜、何処に行きますか?

Kon ya doko ni ikimasu ka?

Where should we go tonight?

いこう

行こう

Ikou

Let's go!

たのしそう

楽しそう

Tanoshi-sō!

That sounds like fun!

こんや ひま ですか?

今夜暇ですか?

Konya hima desuka?

Are you free tonight?

なんじ に あい ます か?

何時に会いますか?

Nanji ni aimasu ka?

What time should we meet?

なんじ に しごと おわり ます か?

何時に仕事終わりますか?

Nanji ni shi-goto owarimasu ka?

What time do you finish work?

どこ で あい ます か?

何処で会いますか?

Doko de aimasu ka?

Where should we meet?

まず なにか たべましょう

まず何か食べましょう

Mazu nanika tabemashou

Let's get something to eat first.

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

えいがかん

映画館

Eigakan

Cinema

クラブ

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Kurabu

Club

カラオケ

-

Karaoke

Karaoke room

デパート / ひゃっかてん

百貨店

Depāto / Hyakkaten

Department store

げきじょう

劇場

Gekijō

Theater

スタジアム

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Sutajiamu

Stadium

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

えいが を みます か?

映画を観ますか?

Eiga o mimasu ka?

Should we watch a movie?

クラブ に いきます か?

クラブに行きますか?

Kurabu ni ikimasu ka?

Should we go clubbing?

ゆうしょく を たべ に いきます か?

夕食を食べに行きますか?

Yū shoku o tabe ni ikimasu ka?

Should we go out for dinner?

...に いきます か?

...に行きますか?

...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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