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escalator エスカレーター
How to say “escalator” in Japanese? “エスカレーター”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “エスカレーター” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on escalator in Japanese like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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エスカレーター info.

Tips to remember:
– The Japanese word "エスカレーター" (ereetaa) sounds very similar to the English word "escalator," making it easy to remember.
– Visualize an escalator with the katakana characters エ (e), ス (su), カ (ka), レ (ree), タ (taa), and ー (long vowel sound).

エスカレーター is a loanword from English, written in katakana to denote its foreign origin.
– It refers to the moving stairway that transports people between floors.

Other words that mean the same thing:
– ステアー (suteaa) – a more direct English transliteration, though rarely used.
– Moving walkway (for horizontal types): ムービングウォーク (muubingu waaku).

Alternate meanings/slang:
– In Japan, "エスカレーター" can also refer to a system where students automatically progress to the next grade or educational level without exams, especially within affiliated schools or universities.

Examples of sentences using it:
– エスカレーターを使えば、階段を登らなくて済みます。(Ereetaa o teba, kaidan o noboranakute sumimasu.)
"If you use the escalator, you don’t have to climb the stairs."

– このデパートにはエスカレーターがたくさんあります。(Kono depaato ni wa ereetaa ga takusan arimasu.)
"This department store has many escalators."

– 彼はエスカレーター式に大学に進学しました。(Kare wa ereetaa-shiki ni daigaku ni shingaku shimaa.)
"He progressed to university through the escalator system."

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