Need Directions?

Knowing which way is left or right can be very handy when receiving directions from someone. So here some helpful words for getting around!

(How to read: top character is Kanji; underneath that is how to write it in Hiragana characters; under that is the Romanji; and lastly is the English translation; items in parentheses are optional)


ひだり
hidari
left


みぎ
migi
right

前(に)
まえ(に)
mae (ni)
in front (of)                                                      

後ろ
うしろ
ushiro 
behind


した
shita 
under(neath)

上(に)
うえ(に)
ue (ni)
on top (of)

中(に)
なか(に)
naka (ni)
in/inside


I will get to "here," "there," and "(over) there" next time!

Check out this old NHK show, Let's Learn Japanese Basic 1, for a short skit.
Or just watch this really cute song of a dancing naked baby! :)

Popular Posts