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2005.06.13(Review of 2002.06.17 edition)


Summer is approaching, and soon you'll be seeing a lot more tourists on the streets, in the temples ... AND in the train and subway stations. This week we'll look at some expressions you can use to lend a hand to foreign guests as they try to manage the sometimes complex web of rail lines that keep this country on the move!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: 役に立つ表現
何かお困りですか? どうかなさいましたか?


  • When you see someone who looks lost or confused, you can offer assistance by asking, Do you need some help?
  • 道に迷っている人や、困っている様子の人を見かけたとき、助けてあげたいと思ったら Do you need some help?(何かお困りですか)と声をかけましょう。


  1. (in Tokyo)
    a: Do you need some help?
    b: Yes, could you tell me how to get to Roppongi?
  2. (in Sapporo)
    a: Do you need some help?
    b: Yes, thank you. I don't know how much I should pay for a ticket to Odori Station.
  3. a: Do you need some help?
    b: No, I'm fine, thank you.
  4. (in Nara)
    a: Do you need some help?
    b: Yes, I was just admiring the architectural style employed in the construction of that temple roof, and was trying to determine the era in which it was built. You wouldn't happen to know, would you?
    a: (・・・)

英会話レッスンThe next time YOU need some help - with your English, that is - you know where to come, right? See you again tomorrow!