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This lesson will assist you with some answers from this previous lesson.

(Full Title: 🔊I Want to Tell You | Focus: 出身はどこですか? Where are you from?| Earth Countries in Japanese | Europe | | Basic Answers (First Meeting) | 基本的な答え (初対面) || Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! Japanese Language Learning Essentials )

 皆様みんなさま、こんにちにゃあぁ!Welcome to Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! Online! And, we’re here to take you on an excursion. Not just any excursion, but a soul-searching trip of answers… and questions. This is a trip around Europe, seeing the very unique ways that European countries are translated into Japanese. It is always a treat to see so many people from all over the planet Earth interested in learning Japanese. You’ll find many native and fluent Japanese speakers around the globe as well. Even though it’s difficult to start up a conversation without feeling as though you’re being a bother, it’s a great way to build confidence and learn to not only make mistakes, but to be ready for whatever is thrown at you. It’s an adventure, and you may learn even more about various cultures and people just by wielding your Japanese Language Essentials Kit. If it’s someone who is also a learner of Japanese language, then you’ll already have something in common to talk about! We’re not saying that you’ll make friends based on just knowing Japanese but… well, no, wait, that’s exactly what we’re saying.

 

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If you’re travelling, you’ll probably need transportation. You’ll need these vehicle vocabulary words to help you along your way whether train, aeroplane, or automobile.

Maybe you don’t want friends? Well, then, we guess you can still just use it to get neat information. You could be sitting on a train, then look over to the person next to you and ask Where are you from? And they can say, in this case, [super rad European country], then you can use other vocabulary you’ve learnt, or maybe you can somehow try to communicate your struggles or triumphs in Japanese language. You’ll talk about how you’ve been visiting Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! Online, then they’ll say how they’ve been doing the same, then you’ll bond with each other and exchange email addresses or pager numbers, or whatever the kids are doing these days. Then, you’ll grow a burgeoning friendship, discussing the latest K+L:LNG!! lessons, wondering why they keep talking about space and aliens when this is a Japanese language and culture site, thinking they’re hippies without a care in the world with their easy-going teaching style, and then you’ll grow old together and wonder why you didn’t listen to them about the robocolypse and invasion they warned of on their Radio Show… So, yeah, we’re learning European countries, today.

 

 

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We want to make sure to centre this back to the origin of the latest lessons, as this will definitely be a longer section due to the nature of… how many countries exist in the world. But, this began with our introduction to 疑問詞, gimonshi. These are Japanese question words that function differently to English question words. However, we’ve only scratched the surface and have tried to focus on ones that are easier to understand from an English perspective.

 

Of course, it’s simply a basic bit of knowledge when it comes to learning your countries, but it definitely comes in handy when answering and asking questions in Japanese. We wish we could provide the sound bites to each of the hundreds of countries of the world, but it would be an overload to QUIZBO™’s system. But, in future, with your support, we may be able to purchase a server with more memory that can accommodate extreme tasks like this. But, never fear, you’ll still get the benefit of some sound bites! If anything, we recommend revising/reviewing the previous sound bites of from QUIZBO™ which we have linked down below in the Quick Introduction section. 

However, there is more than meets the eye when it comes to learning countries. The point is to actually be able to use these vocabulary words. We’ve linked some of our previous lessons that will assist you! We wouldn’t want to overload you with too much information in this, especially with the sheer number of countries listed, but we have articles covering the basics to get you started. These basics are particles, pronouns, basic sentence creation, basic question creation, and more! Be sure to give these a thorough read if you want to get the most out of this lesson. 

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Welcome back, if you just took a trip around the world of Kiki+Koko: Let’s NihonGO!! Essentials, but if you think you have a good grasp on all of it and you’ve simply scrolled down, then hello, again! Before we JuMP RIGhT iNto tHIs, it’s time we gave you some more essential information and remind you of a tiny bit in case you skipped the revision/review.

Quick Introduction

 

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In these previous lessons, you can learn how to ask questions like: Where are you from? What country are you from? Which country are you from? and Which country do you come from? Be sure to go to the ‘Countries of Asia’ lesson for the latter four. For your convenience, we’ll at least include one question and answer here so you can use it to practise. But, we do recommend simply opening a new tab or you can open it on another device to reference it. You can always use a tablet or mobile device if you like to keep your lessons and articles in full screen.

Q: Which country are you from?


(あなたは) どこの 国の 出身ですか。
(あなたは) どこの くにの しゅっしんですか。
(anata wa) doko no kuni no shusshin desuka?

 

A: I’m from______.

(私は)  ○○出身です。
(わたしは)○○しゅっしんです。
(watashi wa) ○○shusshin desu.


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Anything in parenthesis are optional. You don’t have to use pronouns, but you can use the ‘and’ section if you need to add multiple answers.

Q: Where do you want to go?


(あなたは) どこに 行きたいのですか。
(あなたは) どこに いきたいのですか。
(anata wa) doko doko ni ikitai no desuka?

A: I want to go to______ (and ____ ).

(私は)  ○○(と○○)に 行きたいのです。
(わたしは)○○ (と○○)に いきたいです。
(watashi wa) ○○(to○○)ni ikitai no desu.

Q: Where do you plan to travel?

(あなたは) どこに 旅行するつもりですか。
(あなたは) どこに りょこうする つもりですか。
(anata wa) doko ni ryokou suru tsumori desuka?

A: I plan to travel to______ (and ____ ).

(私は)  ○○(と○○)に 旅行するつもりです。
(わたしは)○○ (と○○)に りょこうするつもりです。
(watashi wa) ○○ (to○○)ni ryokou suru tsumori desu。

Q: Where have you travelled?


(あなたは) どこに 旅行したことが ありますか。
(あなたは) どこに りょこうしたことが しありますか。
(anata wa) doko ni ryokoushita koto ga arimasuka?

A: I’ve been to______ (and ____ ).

(私は)  ○○(と○○)に 行ったことが あります。
(わたしは)○○ (と○○)に いったことが あります。
(watashi wa) ○○ (to○○)ni itta koto ga arimasu。

A: I haven’t been abroad.※

(私は)  海外に 行ったことが ありません。
(わたしは)かいがいに いったことが ありません。
(watashi wa) kaigai ni itta koto ga arimasen。

Be sure to bookmark these questions as you can use these in future lessons, especially if you want to use other countries or continents in these sentences. ※You can use ‘I haven’t been abroad‘ to make sentences like ‘I haven’t been to ____‘ by replacing ‘abroad‘ with any other place. Like 「(わたしは)宇宙に 行ったことが ありません。」(watashi wa) uchuu ni itta koto ga arimasen.I haven’t been to space‘ You’ve never been?


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Don’t know how the Japanese writing system even works? This is the place to start~!

So, as we’ve mentioned, these countries have kanji names, however 99.9% of the time, you’ll see them with katakana. If you’d like to understand more about the Japanese writing system, or if those two words make no sense to you, then definitely take a look at the quick article entitled ‘How do you write in Japanese’ located to the left.

After reading this, you may wonder what each of the names mean. We’ll have a lesson in future as it becomes even more pertinent, but for now, we’ll just leave you with this simple answer: They usually don’t mean anything and they’re literally just sounds matching the country name. So, of course, each of the kanji do have a meaning, but they weren’t intended to be read with meaning. They’re just 当て字, ateji, otherwise kind of known as phonetically read kanji. These apply to loan words as well. So, at the end of the day, it’s neat to know the kanji, but you needn’t memorise it… yet. Of course, the kanji themselves are important in future, but just not necessarily in this case. Think of ateji as those tattoos people get that they think phonetically just mean their name, but then they actually have some sort of unintended meaning. Or, sometimes intended. We’ll definitely find ourselves learning much more about that in another lesson, though.

And, when you do learn kanji, it’s quite fun to see what each one of the kanji means for your country or another. That may be a fun future activity. But, for now, onto the intended purpose of the lesson! Learning European countries in Japanese to answer location related questions~!

Let’s NihonGO!!

Basic Answers: Where are you from?
| 基本的な答え: 「出身は どこですか。」

Countries | 国々

These are in Japanese ‘alphabetical’ order. But, if you’re just looking for one specific country, or you’re revising/reviewing, you can use ‘ctrl+f’ on your keyboard on PC to open the finder, then type in the country name in English, or on mobile, open the ‘find in page’ on your respective browser options.


Albania

阿爾巴尼亜 (アルバニア)【あるばにあ】arubania


Andorra

安道爾 (アンドラ)【あんどら】 andora


Austria

墺太利 (オーストリア)【おーすとりあ】 oosutoria


Belarus

白露西亜(ベラルーシ)【べらるーし】 beraruushi


Beligium

白耳義 (アルメニア)【べるぎー】 berugii


Bosnia-Herzegovina

波士尼亜赫塞哥維納(ボスニア・ヘルツェゴビナ)【ぼすにあ・へるしぇごびな】 bosunia herushegobina


Bulgaria

勃牙利(ブルガリア)【ぶるがりあ】 burugaria


Croatia

克羅埃西亜(クロアチア)【くろあちあ】 kuroachia


Czech (Republic)

捷克(チェコ)【ちぇこ】 cheko


Denmark

丁抹 (デンマーク)【でんまーく】 denmaaku


Estonia

愛沙尼亜(エストニア)【えすとにあ】 esutonia


Finland

芬蘭(フィンランド)【ふぃんらんど】 finrando


France

仏蘭西(フランス)【ふらんす】 furansu


Germany

独逸(ドイツ)【どいつ】 doitsu


Greece

希臘(ギリシャ)【ぎりしゃ】 girisha


Hungary

洪牙利(ハンガリー)【はんがりー】 hangarii


Iceland

愛斯蘭(アイスランド)【あいすらんど】 aisurando


Ireland

愛蘭(アイルランド)【きぷろす】 kipurosu


Italy

伊太利(イタリア)【いたりあ】itaria


Latvia

拉脱維亜( ラトビア)【らとびあ】 ratobia


Liechtenstein

列支敦士登 (リヒテンシュタイン)【りひてんしゅたいん】rihitenshutain


Lithuania

  立陶宛(リトアニア)【【りとあにあ】 ritoania


Luxembourg

盧森堡( ルクセンブルク)【るくせんぶるく】 rukusenburuku


Malta

馬耳他(マルタ)【まるた】 maruta


Maldova

摩爾多瓦(モルドバ)【まるどば】marudoba


Monaco

摩納哥(モナコ)【もなこ】 monako


Montenegro

黒山国(モンテネグロ) 【もんてねぐろ】Montenegro


Netherlands / Holland

和蘭(オランダ)【おらんだ】 oranda


North Macedonia

北馬其頓(北マケドニア)【きたまけどにあ】 kita makedonia


Norway

諾威( ノルウェー)【のるうぇー】noruwee


Poland

波蘭 (ポーランド)【ぽーらんど】 poorando


Portugal

葡萄牙 ( ポルトガル)【ぽるとがる】 porutogaru


Romania

羅馬尼亜 (ルーマニア)【ろーまにあ】 romania


Russia

露西亜 (ロシア) 【ろしあ】 roshia


San Marino

聖馬力諾(サンマリノ)【さんまりの】 sanmarino


Serbia

塞爾維( セルビア)【せるびあ】 serubia


Slovakia

斯洛伐克(スロバキア)【すろばきあ】 surobakia


Spain

西班牙(スペイン)【すぺいん】 supein


Sweden

瑞典 (スウェーデン)【すうぇーでん】 suueeden


Switzerland

瑞西( スイス)【すいす】 suisu


Ukraine

烏克蘭 (ウクライナ)【うくらいな】 ukuraina


United Kingdom

英吉利 (イギリス)※【ひがしてぃもーる】 higashi teimooru

※イギリス can also mean England for some reason


Vatican

和地関( バチカン)【ばちかん】 bachikan


Additionally:


Kosovo

科索沃(コソボ)【こそぼ】 kosobo


 Transdniestria

德涅斯特河沿岸 (沿ドニエストル)【えんどにえすとる】 endoniesutoru


If you’re from Europe and your country wasn’t included, we apologise, but we hope that you’ll leave a comment for us below so that we can add your country to the list! (We’ll put them in order) Europe is another land of many countries and innumerable cultures, and we want the chance to perhaps learn more about the Earth and its cultures if it’s one we simply did not know about, or if it’s one we simply coded incorrectly or accidentally skipped by mistake. As two cat-like alien Japanese teachers and a Heisei era computer robot, we try our best to give you every vocabulary word you need to succeed without overloading your feed. And, of course, with the Earth and Earthling politics, there may be times where these countries change their names or there are new ones, so be sure to also contact us and we will update the list to accommodate. Even with hundreds of countries, we don’t want anyone to feel left out.

We do hope that this will be helpful to you in your Japanese studies! And, without even knowing, you’re already learning two other skills in Japanese language which we’ll explain in very nearly-near future lessons. But, for now, still know that your efforts in learning something as simple as a country name makes learning other pieces of information that are normally a bit more muddled in English quite a bit easier in Japanese. But, to make sure you get the next bits of essential language learning skills for your Japanese language survival kit, be sure to support the site and the future of learning by subscribing to the Electronic Mailing List of Tomorrow, today, found usually at the bottom of the site page or the sidebar on desktop. You’ll get the latest tools and resources to surviving in Japanese language in straight to your inbox. That’s articles, videos, podcasts, and more.

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