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Subway in Japanese 🇯🇵

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subway ちかてつ
How to say “subway” in Japanese? “ちかてつ”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “ちかてつ” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on subway in Japanese like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

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### Tips to Remember the Japanese Word
Mnemonic: Think of "ちか" (chika) as "chicken" underground and "てつ" (tetsu) as "train." Picture a chicken taking a train underground.
Visualization: Imagine a map of a subway with a rail made of "steel" (鉄・てつ), as "tetsu" also means "iron" or "steel."
Sound Association: Recall "chika" from "地下" (underground), linking underground to the subway network.

### Explanations
ちかてつ (chikatetsu) combines two kanji: 地下 (ちか – chika: underground) and 鉄 (てつ – tetsu: iron/steel), referring to the iron trains running underground.
– It directly translates to "underground iron," reflecting the idea of trains running below the ground level.

### Other Words That Mean the Same Thing
地下鉄道 (ちかてつどう – chikatetsudou): A more formal term for a subway system.
メトロ (metro): Borrowed from "metro," commonly used especially in big cities.
サブウェイ (sabuwei): A borrowed term from English, less common than ちかてつ.

### Alternate Meanings/Slang
– The term ちかてつ is generally straightforward and doesn't have slang meanings. However, it may sometimes be used in a broader context to refer to any underground transportation system beyond traditional subway trains.

### Examples of Sentences
Romanized: ちかてつにのります (chikatetsu ni norimasu)
Meaning: "I will take the subway."

Romanized: ちかてつのえきはどこですか? (chikatetsu no eki wa doko desu ka?)
Meaning: "Where is the subway station?"

Romanized: ちかてつはいつもこんでいます (chikatetsu wa itsumo kondeimasu)
Meaning: "The subway is always crowded."

Romanized: ちかてつのちずをかってください (chikatetsu no chizu o katte kudasai)
Meaning: "Please buy a subway map."

Romanized: ときどきちかてつをつかいます (tokidoki chikatetsu o timasu)
Meaning: "I sometimes use the subway."

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