Dialogs: Airport

A collection of dialogs that occur at airports.

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A traveler asks the attendant at the information desk for directions to the ANA check-in counter.
Notes: This article features straightforward, polite Japanese, with a few keigo expressions on the part of the attendant.
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Standard Unread 5697
A traveler who has already completed her check-in online asks where to check her bags.
Notes: This dialog is a good example of politely giving directions and also contain an important verb pair regarding entrusting items (such as luggage) into another person's care and receiving such items into one's care.
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Standard Unread 3613
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A traveler checks in and handles the usual gauntlet of questions about her luggage.
Notes: This article exemplifies a typical dialog, using a few slightly technical vocabulary words that tend to crop up in this situation, plus the usual very polite Japanese on the part of the service representative.
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A traveler hurries to catch his flight after his train is delayed on the way to the airport.
Notes: With straightforward vocabulary and grammar, this dialog should be fairly easy to comprehend for most.
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Standard Unread 908
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A traveler asks about post office, restaurant, and shopping options within the airport.
Notes: This dialog features mostly straightforward vocabulary and grammar, with a few longer sentences.
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Standard Unread 770
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A traveler inquires about where to pick up luggage he had sent to the airport via a transport company.
Notes: This shorter dialog utilizes common vocabulary and grammar and should be straightforward for most.
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Standard Unread 675
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A mother asks for assistance when she learns that her family's seats are not together on the plane.
Notes: This article contains service-industry-polite language and one challenging (but thoroughly annotated) sentence that features three actors and lots of "we humbly receive your allowing us to do" constructions.
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Standard Unread 539
Pro
A second traveler is brought into the negotiations regarding the seats of a mother traveling with two children.
Notes: This dialog features a challenging sentence in which the cooperative Saitou-sama is brought up to speed on the situation. If you have trouble understanding it, start by creating a non-keigo version of each portion and looking at the annotations on the sentence.
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Standard Unread 459
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A traveler asks for assistance when he feels unwell on the plane.
Notes: This dialog features straightforward constructions, polite verbs, and shorter, well-formed sentences.
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Standard Unread 383
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A woman on a plane strikes up a conversation with her seatmate as they fly to Seattle.
Notes: This is a great example of friendly conversation between strangers. Notice that they both use polite Japanese, but the dialog takes on a friendly tone because of the inclusion of personal life details and a few conversational shortcuts and dropped particles.
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Standard Unread 427