Japanese Vocabulary Lesson 12: Means of Transportation

Today we’ll talk about means of transportation in Japanese!

We’ll start with the cheapest of all:

English
Japanese
Walking 歩いて, あるいて (aruite)
Airplane 飛行機, ひこうき (hikouki)
Bicycle 自転車, じてんしゃ (jitensha)
Boat 船, ふね (fune)
Bullet train 新幹線, しんかんせん (shinkansen)
Bus バス (basu)
Car 車, くるま (kuruma)
Helicopter ヘリコプター (helikoputa-)
Hot air balloon 熱気球, ねっききゅう (nekkikyuu)
Motorcycle オートバイ (o-tobai)
Streetcar 路面電車, ろめんでんしゃ (romen densha)
Subway 地下鉄, ちかてつ (chikatetsu)
Taxi タクシー (takushi-)
Train 電車, でんしゃ (densha)
Truck トラック (torakku)
Van バン (ban)


2 thoughts on “Japanese Vocabulary Lesson 12: Means of Transportation

  1. Oh! Indeed! Thank you for the suggestion! In Portugal we also have that kind of train which we call “eléctrico”. I guess in English it would be something like “streetcar” or “tram”!

    I'm going to add it now! 🙂

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