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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Small stores/Маленькие магазины

In Japan it is common to buy food every day after work. There are some big food stores where people buy food for several days, but there is a much larger number of small stores that are conveniently located around places where people live. Those stores carry various types of items such as prepared foods, frozen foods, candy, alcohol, non-alcoholic drinks, newspaper, magazines. You can also buy here concert tickets, pay utility bills, pay some types of debts, withdraw money (if you have an ATM card for an account in a Japanese bank). They are convenient, and carry a better variety of foods than a gas station store. Most of the times the stores are opened 24/7. Here are the pictures of some of these stores:

В Японии обычно покупают продукты свежими каждый день. Есть, конечно, большие супермаркеты, в которых покупают продукты на несколько дней, но маленькие магазины, до которых можно дойти пешком, очень популярны. Они встречаются даже в маленьких поселках. В густонаселенных районах больших городов иногда из одного магазина можно видеть другой. Они называются по-разному, но продают одинаковые товары: горячие и холодные закуски, напитки, мороженые продукты, алкоголь, лекарства (которые без рецептов), журналы, газеты. Кроме того, здесь можно купить билеты на концерты, оплатить задолженность по счетам, снять деньги (если есть карта японского банка). В целом -- удобно, особенно если (а в большинстве случаев так и есть) магазин открыт круглосуточно. Вот только некоторые из этих магазинов:





Let's walk inside one of those stores:

Заглянем в один из них:


For fast shopping there are vending machines that carry cold as well as hot drinks.

Если нет времени, можно купить попить без очереди в автомате, причем в таких автоматах продают как холодные, так и горячие напитки.


2 comments:

  1. Ларьков там нету что ли? :)

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    1. Не-а :) Эти магазины за них

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