Question: I had arrived quite late at my accommodation in Japan and I was tired and hungry. I wanted to ask the staff for any nearby restaurants to recommend for a quick dinner. How do I ask this question?
Question: Whenever I happen to see my elderly Japanese neighbour while leaving home, she would ask me where I'm going (dochirae?). Why is she so concerned about my whereabouts? I don't know how to reply her so I usually just smiled. How do I reply her?
Question: We had a Japanese visitor in our company today. When I introduced myself in Japanese, he was surprised and said that I was good at it (Nihongo ga joozudesune. 日本語が上手ですね。). I was a bit embarrassed as I could only manage simple greetings. Does he really mean it?
Question: I am going on a business trip to introduce new products in Japan. I have scheduled meetings with several Japanese clients, and they all seem very busy. How should I say "Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule" in Japanese?
Streets in New York have become completely deserted due to the coronavirusoutbreak. This has never happened before. I want to share a photo of this on Facebook with my Japanese friends. How do I write “Unbelievable!” in Japanese?
I’ve received more emails than usual due to rescheduling of meetings and business trips caused by the coronavirus outbreak. How do I say “Thank you for the update” in Japanese when I want to reply to my Japanese clients?
Question: I had just checked in at a Japanese inn and the staff was showing me my room. I did not seem to notice any electric sockets around and my phone battery was dying. How do I ask “where are the electric sockets?”