Some useful terms you might find helpful
Bento – take-home food for heating to eat as a meal. Sold in supermarkets and convenience stores.
Gaijin – the Japanese word for foreigners.
Izakaya – public bars where you can usually order and eat food. Smoking is often also permitted.
Konbini – Convenience stores that sell groceries, magazines, hot food and drinks, and provide many other services. The three most popular ones are 7-11, FamilyMart and Lawson but you will also see Mini Stop, Aeon, Daily Yamazaki, New Days and others.
Onsen – Hot springs, often outdoors and naturally heated by geothermal energy. Generally (but not always) tend to be gender-segregated. Wearing bathing costumes and having tattoos is frowned upon.
Pachinko – a popular style of gambling, involving dropping silver balls through a machine and trying to land in prize areas.
Ramen – spaghetti-style noodles.
Ryokan – traditional Japanese guest-house.
Sobu – big thick noodles
Shinkansen – bullet trains
Tozai Line – busy metro line crossing Tokyo from east to west.
Yukata – light kimono, worn indoors (though in Shibu Onsen it is acceptable to wear it when walking between onsen).
- The hill on which a memorial park to the dead of the Battle of Stalingrad has been created, including the Eternal Flame and the giant statue “The Motherland Calls.”
- a routed taxi, usually a minibus, popular in Russia and Eastern European cities.
prospekt (pr) V.I. Lenina
- The main boulevard through the central district of Volgograd
- District a few miles south of the Central District
- a snack made of dry, fried bread pieces
- The name of a Russian mall close to where I live
- District a few miles north of the central district, named for the tractor factory.
- District directly south of the central district