Is this the Bullet Train?


August 14, 2016

When I first came to Japan, I could not understand Japanese at all.

A friend took me from Narita to Tokyo by train.

We rode several trains.

There were many train transfers.

I kept wanting to ask, “Is this train the Bullet Train?” But, I couldn’t say it in Japanese.

In English, “Shinkansen” = “Bullet Train.”

However, my friend did not understand “Bullet Train.”

As it turned out, all of the trains were sub-expresses and local trains, such as JR, etc. :–)