In English, when giving directions, there are two possible constructions you can use when telling someone which road to use for a given segment of the trip:

  • 'take', which refers to the entire journey along that road ('take I-35 to 183')
  • 'get on', which only refers to the beginning point of the journey along that road - you have to then explicitly refer to the end as well with 'get off' or 'go to' or something ('get on I-35 and get off at 183')

The first one corresponds just fine to Japanese 通る, but is there a Japanese equivalent of the second? I can imagine multiple options (at the very least 乗る or 入る, depending on the metaphor being used), but I don't think I've ever actually come across a word for this.

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    – ssb
    Commented Sep 9, 2014 at 16:53

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Informally, we say 「~~に[乗]{の}る」 or 「~~に[入]{はい}る」.

Formally and officially, we say 「~~に[進入]{しんにゅう}する」.

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