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Post Off. (Post Office) is the 48th skill (assuming read left to right) in the Japanese language course. It has 6 lessons.

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Lessons[]

Lesson 1[]

  • 切手 (ki-tte) = stamp/stamps (きって)
  • 郵便局 (yuu-bin-kyoku) = post office (ゆうびんきょく)
  • 貼る (ha-ru) = (1) to stick; to paste; to affix (v5r, vt) (はる)
  • 貼って (ha-tte) = put/stick it on (はって)
  • 貼ってください (ha-tte-ku-da-sa-i) = please put/stick it on (はってください)
  • 貼りました (ha-ri-ma-shi-ta) = I put/stuck it on (はりました)
  • (hen) = area; vicinity; region (へん)
  • この辺 (ko-no-hen) = around here

Lesson 2[]

  • 郵便 (yuu-bin) = mail/post (ゆうびん)
  • 葉書 (ha-ga-ki) = postcard (はがき) [ハガキ]
  • 呼んで欲しいんですが (yon-de-ho-shiin-de-su-ga) = I would like you to call (よんでほしいんですが)
  • (ka-gi) = key
  • 鍵がかかる (kagi-ga-ka-ka-ru) = to become locked (e.g. of automatic locking) (exp, v5r) (かぎがかかる)
  • 鍵がかかっている (ka-gi-ga-ka-ka-tte-i-ru) = to be locked (かぎがかかっている)
  • 鍵がかかっています (ka-gi-ga-ka-ka-tte-i-ma-su) = it is locked (かぎがかかっています)
  • 多かった (oo-ka-tta) = there was a lot (おおかった)
  • 少なかった (su-ku-na-ka-tta) = there was a little (すくなかった)
  • かかる (ka-ka-ru) = to take (a resource, e.g. time or money)
  • かかった (ka-ka-tta) = (it) took/cost
  • 十日 (too-ka) = 10 days (とおか)
  • 送る (oku-ru) = (1) to send (a thing); to dispatch; (...) (v5r, vt) (おくる)
  • 送った (o-ku-tta) = (I) sent (おくった)
  • 送ってください (o-ku-tte-ku-da-sai) = please sent it (おくってください)
  • 送りたいのですが (o-ku-ri-tai-no-de-su-ga) = I would like to send (おくりたいのですが)
  • ~んですが = Used at the end of a sentence to soften its tone/show some hesitance (similar to saying "I would like to/Could I..."): [1] [2]
    • 切符を買いたいです = (I) want to buy a ticket. (きっぷをかいたいです)
    • 切符を買いたいんですが = (I) would like to buy a ticket ("Could I get a ticket?") (きっぷをかいたいんですが)
  • 買いたいんですが (kai-tai-n-de-su-ga) = I would like to buy (かいたいんですが)

Lesson 3[]

  • ポスト (po-su-to) = a postbox/mailbox
  • 封筒 (fuu-too) = envelope (ふうとう)
  • 中身 (na-ka-mi) = contents (なかみ)
  • 包み (tsu-tsu-mi) = package/parcel (つつみ)
  • 小包 (ko-zu-tsu-mi) = package/parcel sent by mail (こづつみ)
  • 送りました (o-ku-ri-ma-shi-ta) = I sent (おくりました)
  • 開ける (a-ke-ru) = to open (a door, package etc.); to unlock (あける)
  • 入れる (i-re-ru) = to put in; to let in; to take in (いれる)
  • 出す (da-su) = to take out; to get out (だす)

Lesson 4[]

  • 住所 (juu-sho) = address (じゅうしょ)
  • ご住所 (go-juu-sho) = your (honorable) address (ごじゅうしょ)
  • 荷物 (ni-motsu) = luggage; baggage (にもつ)
  • 届け物 (todo-ke-mono) = article to be delivered; present; package (おとどけもの)
  • お届け物 (o-todo-ke-mono) = your (honorable) package (おとどけもの)
  • 届ける (todo-ke-ru) = (1) to deliver; to forward; to send (v1, vt) (とどける)
  • 届けてください (todo-ke-te-ku-da-sai) = please deliver it (とどけてください)
  • 来てる (ki-te-ru) = (1) to be coming (exp, v1) (きてる)
  • 来ています (ki-te-i-ma-su) = it arrived (きています)
  • わかりますか?(wa-ka-ri-ma-su-ka) = do you know it?
  • 通知 (tsuu-chi) = notice; notification; report (つうち)
  • 通知する (tsuu-chi-su-ru) = (to) inform; (to) notify (suru-verb) (つうちする)
  • に通知した (ni-tsuu-chi-shi-ta) = he informed me (につうちした)
  • 変更 (hen-kou) = change; modification; alteration (へんこう)
  • 変更する (hen-kou-su-ru) = (to) change; (to) modifiy; (to) alter (suru-verb) (へんこうする)
  • 大変だった (tai-hen-da-tta) = it was tough (たいへんだった)
  • 出す (da-su) = to send (e.g. a letter) (だす)
  • 出すの (da-su-no) = I'm sending (だすの)
  • 出した (da-shi-ta) = I sent out (だした)
  • わかる (wa-ka-ru) = to understand; to grasp; to comprehend

Lesson 5[]

  • 宅 (ta-ku) = (one's) house; (one's) home (たく)
  • お宅 (o-ta-ku) = your (honorable) home/your (honorable) house (おたく)
  • 届く (todo-ku) = (2) to arrive; to be delivered (v5k, vi) (とどく)
  • 届いた (to-do-i-ta) = it arrived (とどいた)
  • 届きますか?(to-do-ki-ma-su-ka) = can you reach it? (とどきますか)
  • 届きました (to-do-ki-ma-shi-ta) = it arrived (とどきました)
  • 配達 (hai-tatsu) = delivery (はいたつ)
  • 配達する (hai-tatsu-su-ru) = (to) deliver; (to) make a delivery (suru-verb) (はいたつする)
  • 配達していますか?(hai-ta-tsu-shi-te-i-ma-su-ka) = do you deliver? (はいたつしていますか)
  • 配達をしています (hai-ta-tsu-o-shi-te-i-ma-su) = I am delivering (はいたつをしています)
  • 配達物 (hai-tatsu-bu-tsu) = the object/thing to deliver (はいたつぶつ)
  • 配達物です (hai-tatsu-bu-tsu-de-su) = there is a delivery (はいたつぶつです)
  • 新聞 (shin-bun) = newepaper (しんぶん)
  • 新聞配達 (shin-bun-hai-tatsu) = (newspaper) carrier; (newspaper) delivery (boy/girl) (しんぶんはいたつ)
  • かかる (ka-ka-ru) = to take (a resource, e.g. time or money)
  • 一番 (ichi-ban) = first; first place; number one; (いちばん)
  • 一番上 (ichi-ban-ue) = topmost (いちなんうえ)
  • 棚 (tana) = shelf; ledge; rack (たな)
  • 手が届く (te-ga-todo-ku) = (1) to be able to reach; to be within one's reach; (...) (exp, v5k) (id) (てがとどく)
  • 手が届きますか? (te-ga-todo-ki-ma-su-ka)= (are you) able to reach? (てがとどきますか)
  • には = conjunction/compound particle to indicate a purpose for doing something (in order to~; for the purpose of; to; for) [1] [2] [3]
    • (verb in plan form/noun) + には = in order to; for the purpose of; for; to (verb/noun)
      • 届くには = in order to arrive/to arrive
        • 荷物が届くには三日かかる = It will take three days for the luggage to arrive.
      • 行くには = for the purpose of going/in order to go
      • 仕事には = for the purpose of work /for work

Lesson 6[]

  • 船便 (fu-na-bin) = surface mail/mail delivery by boat (ふなびん)
  • 航空便 (kou-kuu-bin) = airmail (こうくうびん)
  • 書留 (ka-ki-to-me) = registration (of mail); registered mail/post (かきとめ)
  • 書き留める (ka-ki-to-me-ru) = to write down; to make a note of; (...) (v1, vt) (かきとめる)
  • 書き留めた (ka-ki-to-me-ta) = I wrote it down (かきとめた)

References[]


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