Japanese Juku


Sample Drill 2

Spent some time running errands at the bank and Docomo (cell phone provider) office. Both use a ‘take a number’ system of queuing. In America the slips of paper usually just contain a number – cheap and utilitarian. In Japan politeness is critical; here’s what I read on the slips while waiting:

  • 受付票 (受付番号)
  • 071
  • (各種お申込・ご相談・修理)
  • ‘07.05.29
  • 番号順にお取り扱い致しておりますので、恐れ入りますがお呼びする迄お待ち下さい。
  • 百五銀行 一志支店 (ドコモショップ 久居店)

The parenthetical bits were on the cell phone office slip, otherwise the slips were almost identical. Can you translate it? If you’d like help Continue reading


May 29, 2007 Posted by | Drill, Vocabulary | 2 Comments