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Renting An Apartment Japanese Vocabulary

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Here are some of the vocabulary needed when renting an apartment in Japan.

1. アパート (apaato) One or two-storey wooden apartment building

2. マンション (manshon) Condominium of reinforced concrete construction. Rather high-class apartment.

3. 一戸建て (ikkodate) A (separate) house

4. 家賃 (yachin) Monthly rent

5. 敷金 (shikikin) Key money or deposit paid to the landlord as a guarantee at the time of the signing of the contract.

6. 礼金 (reikin) Moneg paid to the landlord when you rent an apartment or house. In some cases, this payment isn’t required.

7. 管理費 (kanrihi) Monthly maintenance fee

8. 畳 (jou) Unit of measurement for the area of a room. 1 jou = 1 tatami mat approx. 180×90 cm.

9. 2 LDK – 2 bedrooms, a living room, 1 dining room, and 1 kitchen

10. 築3年 (chiku san nen) 3 years since construction

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11. 北向き (kita muki) North-facing. Refers to which direction the window of your room is facing.

12. 南向き (minami muki) South-facing. Refers to which direction the window of your room is facing.

13. 東向き (higashi muki) East-facing. Refers to which direction the window of your room is facing.

14. 西向き (nishi muki) West-facing. Refers to which direction the window of your room is facing.

15. 角部屋 (kado beya) Corner room.

16. 10階建の8階 (jukkai date no hachikai) 8th floor of a 10-storey building

17. 徒歩5分 (toho gofun) 5 minute walk from the station.

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18. 最寄り駅 (moyori eki) The nearest station.

19. 間取り (madori) Floor plan

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