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In my Japanese text book it says the following:

Rondon kara jyuuichi jikan no hikouki de no idou desu /
it's 11 hours flight from London

hikouki de no idou = flight

I understand hikouki means flight and idou means change. But I don't follow what hikouki de no idou means. Could someone explain? Thanks!

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    that's why you should not use textbooks with only romaji – Igor Skochinsky Oct 25 '16 at 19:12
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    I'm kind of surprised to see non-standard romanization like that in a textbook. Did you romanize this yourself, big_smile? – snailcar Oct 26 '16 at 0:44
  • @snailplane, No, it was like that in the book. – big_smile Oct 27 '16 at 14:41
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I believe you're thinking of the wrong idou. This 異動 means "change(s)". This 移動 means "movement/transfer", or can be used for "travel". Also, hikouki means "airplane". I've never heard it used to mean "a flight"; that is usually [便]{びん}.

So it means An 11-hour airplane travel/trip from London.

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    Yes, unless the learners have not yet reached to the level where same pronunciation could happend in accorandce with Kanji, well, that would be hard for them, I think. – Kentaro Tomono Oct 26 '16 at 3:30

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