I just started learning Japanese and I recently learned something like:

(Please give me this camera and that radio.)

Note that I have not learned Katakana yet so sorry for the Hiragana up there.

So, what if I want three or more objects at the same distance. For example, I want the camera, TV and the radio that is right in front of me.

Can I say something like:


To omit some "and (と)"?

Thanks in advance!

  • Related: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/34183/… & japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/17732/…. In casual condition "や" is used more often and other "と" replaced with just comma. Oct 17, 2018 at 0:56
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    ^ In casual condition "や" is used more often and other "と" replaced with just comma -- 電気屋で買い物するとき「このカメラテレビ(を)ください」「このカメラテレビラジオ(を)ください。」「このカメラ、テレビ、ラジオ(を)ください」って言わないでしょ。(あと、電気屋で話すときコンマ見えないでしょ)
    – chocolate
    Oct 17, 2018 at 1:11

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would sound okay when talking to a store clerk while shopping.

「AとBとC」 sounds a tiny bit more casual/conversational than 「A、BとC」「A、B、C」. You can say/write...

My hobbies are playing piano, reading, and watching movies.
Prime Minister is visiting Spain, France, and Belgium.

(You can also use 「A、BそしてC」「A、B[及]{およ}びC」 etc. which sound more formal.)

  • NHK news also seems to enjoy the pattern AとB、C. Oct 17, 2018 at 7:32

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