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[QUIZ] Do You Know: Basic Vehicle Vocabulary? | Baby, You Can Drive My Car | Tape 1 | Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! Japanese Language Learning Essentials

Kiki and Koko Survival Kit Thumbnail Quiz皆様, こんにちにゃあぁ!Welcome to Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! Online, presenting you with Japanese Language Learning Essentials that could save your Japanese language learning life! And, when you’re travelling to Japan, in Japan, in Japanese speaking area, or you just want to make every day a little more interesting, knowing the proper vocabulary to get you from point A to point B is absolutely essential. Pointing and photos can only get you so far in your travels, and besides, learning new vocabulary broadens your mind and lets you experience everything first hand. Think about going to the cinema and watching a film. Would you rather stand outside of the building whilst your friend watches it, then hear them regale to you about how the purple man got the coloured gemstones and the characters went poof? Or, would you rather be in the seats, experiencing everything first-hand? Or, better yet, would you rather be behind the scenes, understanding how everything happened?? Learning the basics can get you in the seats, but learning culture and being able to formulate your own thoughts and feelings using a language gets you behind the scenes.

Baby you can drive my car

「ベイビー、ボクの車を 運転させる」|| [beibii boku no kuruma wo unten saseru]||「Baby, you can drive my car」(Disclaimer: Do not allow babies to drive your car. This is a professional baby on a closed course.)

We make sure to provide the essential vocabulary, but if you don’t remember it, it’s like leaving your survival kit at home, or bringing your tools and having no idea which to use. This time, we’re not simply telling you how and what to use, we’re putting your skills to the test! Do you know your basic vehicle vocabulary?

Of course, knowing how to read is something important, but we want to make sure to cater to every learning level, so we’ll include romanised words as well! And, if this is your first time here, and you haven’t encountered our lessons on vehicles, this is the perfect time for you to catch up. Just have a quick look, revise / study if you need, and come back when you’re ready!

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[Quiz] Basic Vehicle Vocabulary |
[クイズ] 基本的な乗り物の単語

This mode of transportation would be helpful for travelling from Jupiter to Mars with a quick stop at Earth. What is 「spaceship」 in Japanese? 
 宇宙船【うちゅうせん】 uchuusen 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!!
 飛行機【ひこうき】 hikouki 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! Maybe around the edge of the atmosphere, though.
 船【ふね】 fune 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! That’s for water, but again, so close. 

These come in luxury brands to second hand. You may rent this whilst on a trip to Japan. How do you say 「car」 in Japanese?
 車【くるま】 kuruma 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!!
 タクシー【たくしー】 takushii 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! Not quite…! A little less specific than this one. 
 宇宙船【うちゅうせん】 uchuusen
× 違うわ~ chigau wa~ Nope~ That’s too far-out. 

Can you spot it? Some do, avidly. This form of transportation can be stylish and fun as you watch the countryside pass by. But, you couldn’t find a ticket without this word: How do you say 「train」 in Japanese?  
 電車【でんしゃ】 densha  
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!!
 路面電車【ろめんでしゃ】 romendensha 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! A little to specific to count. 
 地下鉄【ちかてつ】 chikatetsu 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! Pretty tricky, but not quite. Look above ground, instead.

This is a helpful vessel to assist you in travelling across any short body of water whilst even keeping your vehicle with you in some cases. How would you say 「ferry」 in Japanese? 
フェリー【ふぇりー】 ferii or  渡し舟【わたしぶね】 watashibune  
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!!
 バス【ばす】 basu 
× 違うわ~ chigau wa~ Nope~ Think water. You can do it~! 
 宇宙船【うちゅうせん】 uchuusen 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! The logic is on your side, but we’re not sure you can get your hands on this easily in Japan..yet….

These vehicles can carry much more than people. You may require this vehicle when carrying cargo in the boot. How do you say 「lorry」, or 「truck」 in Japanese?
 トラック【とらっく】 torakku or 貨物自動車【かもつじどうしゃ】 kamotsujidousha  
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!!
 車【くるま】 kuruma 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! Too small without the storage capacity. 
 飛行機【ひこうき】 hikouki 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! A little too high in the clouds to work for this. 

When travelling from continent to continent, this is the fastest way to travel. If you want to order tickets for this vehicle, knowing the Japanese word can be helpful. How do you say 「aeroplane」, or 「airplane」 in Japanese? 
 飛行機【ひこうき】 hikouki 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!!
 車【くるま】 kuruma 
×違うわ~ chigau wa~ Nope~ Driving over water may be a bit difficult. Try again, friend!
 船【ふね】 fune 
× 違うわ~ chigau wa~ Nope~ Not quite fast enough for this. Try your best~! 

The fastest trains in the world that can send you across Japan in the blink of an eye. If you’d like to get a ride on one of these, it would be important to keep this vocabulary word in your survival kit. What do you call the 「bullet train」 in Japanese?
 新幹線【しんかんせん】 shinkansen 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!!
 路面電車【ろめんでしゃ】 romendensha 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! Think of something a bit faster and less localised. 
電車【でんしゃ】 densha 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! Halfway in translation, but not quite when it comes to the actual word. Try again, friend! 

Drop in your coins or use a pass, this eco-friendly option will send you across town and save you some footwork. How do you say 「bus」 in Japanese? 
 バス【ばす】 basu 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!!
 貨物自動車【かもつじどうしゃ】 kamotsujidousha 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! But not quite~ 
 宇宙船【うちゅうせん】 uchuusen 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! Maybe aliens have created a more eco-friendly travel method, but that’s sadly not the word for ‘bus’– Try again, friend! 

Looking to cruise to Japan? Maybe you’re travelling across the sea? If you point to anything carrying people across the water, you probably won’t be wrong in calling it this, a catch-all term for water vessels. How do you say 「boat」 or 「ship」 in Japanese? 
 船【ふね】 fune 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!!
 車【くるま】 kuruma 
×違うわ~ chigau wa~ Nope~ Unless it’s amphibious… But, still, it wouldn’t quite count. You can do it~!
 飛行機【ひこうき】 hikouki 
× 違うわ~ chigau wa~ Nope~ You probably wouldn’t be a very happy camper if this were in the water  

Some may call it the tube, others the metro, but all-in-all, this is a common method you’ll want to learn right away when travelling within Japan. How do you refer to any of the lines such as the 「undergound」 or the 「subway 」in Japanese? 
 地下鉄【ちかてつ】 chikatetsu 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!!
 新幹線【しんかんせん】 shinkansen 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! Not this speedy boi. 
 バス【ばす】 basu 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! But this doesn’t run underground usually. 

Are cabs relevant anymore with ride shares? No matter, you’ll still find them in use in Japan, as of the creation of this quiz. How do you say 「taxi」 in Japanese?
タクシー【たくしー】 takushii 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!!
車【くるま】 kuruma 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! This would be right if it were a ride-share. 
 トラック【とらっく】 torakku 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! Not quite what we’re looking for. Try again, friend!

 

Though more of a novelty than the norm, it’s still an interesting one to remember, especially if you’re planning a ride on your trip. How do you say 「tram」 in Japanese?
 路面電車【ろめんでしゃ】 romendensha 
◎正解~!! Seikai~!! Correct~!!
新幹線【しんかんせん】 shinkansen 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! Of course, it’s a fun novelty for visitors, but it’s widley in use, and isn’t a tram. Try again, you can do it~! 
地下鉄【ちかてつ】 chikatetsu 
× 惜しいなあ!Oshii naa! So close…! in theory, but still not a tram. Think above ground on the street. Try again, friend~ 

How did it go? Maybe you missed a few? Maybe you got them all correct? Maybe you missed them all? No worries! If you worked hard and got them all correct, おめでとうございます, omedetou gozaimasuCongratulations!  But, if you didn’t, we still congratulate you on doing your best! Sometimes it just takes a little more practise! Remember, it’s a journey; you might not have gotten them all correct yet, but if you continue to practise, you’ll find yourself understanding it eventually. That’s what we’re here for! We’re here to help you achieve your Japanese learning goals, equipping you with Japanese language learning tools.

If you refresh the page, you can continue to revise/study as many times as you like! Be sure to check back to the old lessons as well to keep them fresh in your memory. And, be sure to engage all of your senses! Take another look at the previous lessons and listen to the audio. Learning these vehicles should prove very useful when trying to travel through Japan, or simply being able to make conversation about basic Japanese vehicles. Remember the verbs we included in the lesson? You can create your own sentences here and leave them in the comments below! It’s good practise and should put you well on your way.

Hopefully this equipped you with what you need, and again, no worries if you didn’t get all of the dozen words correct. You can simply break them up into different sessions if you need to. In future, we’ll have study guides available at our Patreon which we’ll link to. But, more importantly, you may have noticed learning is a bit easier when you can read. Feel free to take a look at our Reading and Writing sections to revise / review / study, if you’ve already stayed up-to-date, or take your time and go through them at your own pace.

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