Dialogs: Bus Stop

A collection of dialogs that occur at bus stops or on the bus.

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A traveler asks a stranger at the bus stop for help in finding the right bus for Tsukuba Center.
Notes: This dialog is typical of how strangers might interact in public, featuring mostly polite (desu/masu) verbs, clear, well-formed sentences, and a friendly, helpful tone.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 2.9(710 votes)
A traveler talks with the bus driver about how to get to Ginza Station.
Notes: This dialog is typical of how strangers might interact in public, featuring mostly polite (desu/masu) verbs, clear, well-formed sentences, and a friendly, helpful tone.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 2.6(375 votes)
Pro
A fellow traveler explains how to pay bus fare.
Notes: This dialog is typical of how strangers might interact in public, featuring mostly polite (desu/masu) verbs, clear, well-formed sentences, and a friendly, helpful tone.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.3(214 votes)
Pro
A traveler chats with a stranger at the bus stop about how to get to Tokyo Station.
Notes: This dialog is typical of how strangers might interact in public, featuring mostly polite (desu/masu) verbs, clear, well-formed sentences, and a friendly, helpful tone.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.0(163 votes)
Pro
A traveler who can speak but not read Japanese asks for help in purchasing tickets.
Notes: This dialog is typical of how strangers might interact in public, featuring mostly polite (desu/masu) verbs, clear, well-formed sentences, and a friendly, helpful tone.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 2.4(189 votes)
Pro
A man purchases tickets for a bus and hotel package to Osaka.
Notes: This dialog is a great example of two people exploring options and discussing prices and locations for travel. The customer uses middle-of-the-road polite Japanese, while the customer service representative uses very polite Japanese, including passive-as-honorific verbs and other constructions.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 3.3(52 votes)
Pro
A woman asks the bus driver about eating and drinking in the bus.
Notes: This conversation features polite (desu/masu) verbs on the part of the traveler and slightly more polite language on the part of the driver.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 2.8(57 votes)
Pro
A woman strikes up a conversation with her neighbor on the bus when she remarks about how crowded it is.
Notes: This friendly dialog contains some great sports vocabulary, like how to talk about "winning" and "losing" matches, "supporting" your team, and so on.
Editions Status Difficulty
Standard Unread 2.8(48 votes)