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から problem in Japanese For Everyone Lesson 5

Postby phreadom » Fri 09.03.2010 9:25 am

On exercise 12 in Lesson 5, I seem to understand all the questions except for #3

きょくばんは、東京だから(   )。


The given answer is "03ですね。"

The other sentences all seem to have the meaning "because XXX, YYY" :think:

Could someone explain this to me in a way that will help it "click" in my brain? おねがいします! :bow:
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Re: から problem in Japanese For Everyone Lesson 5

Postby blutorange » Fri 09.03.2010 9:40 am

"As for the telephone exchange number [some kind of prefix number]: Because it is Tokyo [we want to phone to], it [the number] is 03."
For other locations/area, we would use a different "telephone exchange number". Given this context, all makes sense : )

Edit: Taken from the 明鏡国語辞典
きょく-ばん 【局番】
《名》
電話番号の前につける、各電話局の呼び出し番号。
「市外局番」
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Re: から problem in Japanese For Everyone Lesson 5

Postby phreadom » Fri 09.03.2010 10:03 am

Thank you. :bow:

As I was looking over it again that general meaning occurred to me... "As for the area code, because it's Tokyo, it's 03 right?"

Now I can confidently move on to Lesson 6! ありがとうございます! :mrgreen:
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