"I went from Tokyo to Osaka on the Shinkansen."

Translation:しんかんせんでとうきょうからおおさかまで行きました。

June 23, 2017

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Tara166383

Could they at least introduce kanji for Tokyo and Osaka?

June 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Alcedo-Atthis

Indeed! For those who don't already know, they're 東京 - とうきょう (Eastern Capital) and 大阪 - おおさか (Big Hill)

June 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Michel160937

Yeah Tokyo Kanji is so easy

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Rikkapika

新幹線で東京から大阪まで行きました!

June 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kbreddit

Do you know how frequently 新幹線 is used for the hirigana? Thanks

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Rikkapika

Unless you are reading something that is meant for little kids (like Pokemon), a majority of Japanese words are written in Kanji. If they are not common use Kanji, they will have their reading displayed alongside them, called ふりがな。

June 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/kelsi602

I've seen しんかんせん used a lot more often than the kana for city names. I don't know if this is for marketing or for tourists with beginner Japanese. Another consideration is that public transport is also used by young children so many signs are in hiragana for them since they can't read kanji yet.

July 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RickGoGoGo

「新幹線で東京から大阪まで行きました。」is rejected. :(

May 15, 2018
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