How do you say:

I slept in a tent on/at the campsite.

I've been trying to make sense with it for a while now and I just can't make it work.

I think I know the vocabulary needed: 寝ました, テント, キャンプサイト and maybe 一張? If you know words that would fit better, please tell me.

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    Can you try to make a sentence yourself?
    – Earthliŋ
    Nov 20, 2016 at 18:53
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    We are waiting for you to show your attempt first, before posting answers... I would use キャンプ[場]{じょう} rather than キャンプサイト, and wouldn't use 一張, btw...
    – chocolate
    Nov 21, 2016 at 0:23

3 Answers 3


I slept in a tent on/at the campsite.

You could say...

  • キャンプ[場]{じょう}で、テントで寝ました。
    (Lit. slept in a tent, at the campsite.)
  • キャンプ場のテントで寝ました。 as suggested by @naruto.
    (lit. slept in a tent of/at the campsite.)
  • キャンプに行って、テントで寝ました。
    (Lit. went camping and slept in a tent.)
  • キャンプ場テントで寝ました also works fine.
    – naruto
    Nov 22, 2016 at 1:42
  • あ~なるへそ、確かに・・文字数足りず
    – chocolate
    Nov 22, 2016 at 3:46

There are many ways you could say it.
テント+寝る seems fine if you want a short and easy way to say it.

As far as camping goes, you can use 野営 and 野宿 but I don't think they are as common as キャンピング.

If you want a fancy sentence, maybe you could go with something like.


Which would mean

Yesterday I went camping and slept in a tent.

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    野宿て・・・w [野宿]{のじゅく} is quite different from キャンプ/[野営]{やえい}
    – chocolate
    Nov 21, 2016 at 14:44

You could say:

  • キャンプ場にあるテントで寝ました。
    • I slept in a tent (that is) standing on the(a) campsite.
  • キャンプ場のテントで寝ました。
    • I slept in a tent of the campsite.

I rarely say キャンプサイト. It would be better if you said キャンプ場.

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