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どこに住んでいるかについて話してみよう

Talking about where you live
どこに住んでいるか説明してみましょう。
あなたはどのような所に住んでいますか? 自分の住んでいる地域や家について話してみましょう。海外との思わぬ文化の違いがわかるかもしれません。
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Where do you live?

I live in Tokyo, Japan. There are three train stations of different lines near my place so that it is a very convenient area to live in.

自然な表現

I live in Tokyo, Japan. There are three train stations of different lines near my place making it a very convenient area to live in.

1. This is an alternate expression
You are very fortunate to have easy access to transportation. What kind of a neighborhood is it like? Please explain further.

This area is 10 km from Tokyo station and it takes 25 minutes by train from there. It is one of the old towns in Tokyo. There are many shopping arcades town by town, and those shopping streets are crossing each other. This scenery and atmosphere remind me of my childhood.

自然な表現

This area is 10 km from Tokyo station and it takes 25 minutes by train from there. It is one of the old towns in Tokyo. There are a number of shopping arcades town by town, and those shopping streets are crossing each other. This scenery and atmosphere remind me of my childhood.

1. This is an alternate expression
It seems like a busy area. Do you ever experience peace and quiet in your neighborhood. Is there a park somewhere close to your house?

That's right! it takes less than one minute on foot from the station to my place. I can hear various noises from outside of my house. I sometimes see some drunks quarrel on the station platform from my balcony. There are a small valley and a nice park with a pond, but I hardly visit there. I'm living here because the commute is very convenient. However, things are changed due to Covid-19.

自然な表現

That's right! it takes less than one minute on foot from the station to my place. Various noises can be heard from outside of my house. I sometimes see some drunks quarrel on the station platform from my balcony. There are a small valley and a nice park with a pond, but I hardly visit there. I'm living here because the commute is very convenient. However, things have changed on account of the pandemic.

1. This is an alternate expression
2. I have given an alternate expression
I see. The park you just described to me must be very beautiful. Why don't you go there more often?

I moved here because it's convenient. It used to take one and a half hours one way to get my office. I spent almost all the time for work, so I just wanted to get home soon. When I got back to my place, usually it was already 10:00~11: 00 pm. My weekend was ended up doing laundry and grocery. However, because of Covid-19, I've been working from my place, and I have time for doing more things. I start thinking about moving to the suburban area.

自然な表現

I moved here because it's convenient. It used to take one and a half hours one way to get to my office. I spent almost all the time working, so I just wanted to get home soon. When I got back to my place, usually it was already 10:00~11: 00 pm. I ended up doing laundry and grocery on the weekend. However, because of Covid-19, I've been working from my place, and I have time for doing more things. I started thinking about moving to the suburban area.

1. To imply reaching a particular place, use the expression 'get to'
for e.g.
'It will take 20 minutes to get to the airport'
2. This is an alternate expression that can be used
3. I have given a better expression
You can say
'I would be busy doing laundry and grocery on the weekend'
4. If this is something that has already happened, use the word 'started' to imply a completed action
for e.g.
'I will start doing this'
'I started doing this'
Oh, I see. You have such a hectic daily schedule. I am sure that if you continue to work from home you will soon be going to the park more often.

Yeah, but I'm pretty much an indoor person. Staying home is not bothering me. One thing that I really care about is gaining weight.

自然な表現

Yeah, but I'm pretty much an indoor person. Staying home is not bothering me. One thing that I really care about is gaining weight though.

1. I have added this word to suggest that even though you are happy with the fact that you are working from home, this is an issue that bothers you.
for e.g.
'You managed to get this at a good price. I feel you should have bargained a little though.
  • suburb of(~の郊外の)
  • functional(機能的な)
  • urban(都会の)
  • rural(田舎の)
  • region(地域)
  • I live in an apartment.(私はマンションに住んでいます。)
  • I live in a house in one of the suburbs of Tokyo.(東京郊外の一軒家に住んでいます。)
  • A Japanese house is small and confining, but very functional.(日本の家は小さくて窮屈ではあるが機能的ではある。)
  • Japanese homes usually have gardens with many pine and plum trees and azalea plants.(日本の家屋には松やつつじや梅の木が生えた庭がよくある。)
  • How many rooms do you have in your house?(あなたの家は何部屋ありますか?)
  • Many people in rural areas still live in traditional Japanese houses.(田舎の人達はまだ伝統的日本家屋に住んでいます。)

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