Chapter 4: Got A Minute?

Is it ok now?

  • Ima ii?
  • Ima chotto ii?

OK!

  • Un, iiyo.
  • Wait a moment.
  • Chotto matte.

Got a minute?

  • Jikan aru?
  • Ima hima?

You late!

  • Osoi!

Too early.

  • Hayai
  • Haya sugi  (?? oso sugi)

What time?

  • Nan-ji?
  • Nanji ni? (at what time?)
  • Nanji goro? (around what time?)
  • Nanji kara? (from what time?)

What time is good for you?

  • Nanji ga ii?
  • Itsu ga ii?

How about 3 o’clock?

  • 3ji wa doo?

Anytime is ok

  • Itsu demo ii yo.
  • Nanji demo ii yo.

Next time!

  • Kondo.
  • Mata kondo.

Later

  • Ato de.

Did you finish?

  • Owatta?
  • Dekita? (complete?)

Kaiwa (Conversation)

A: nee, ima ii?   /Do you have time now?
B: un, ii yo. Nani? /Sure, what’s up?
A: ashita no meeting, nanji ga ii? /What’s the best time for tomorrow’s meeting?
B: naji demo ii yo.  Ah, 5ji goro wa doo? /Anytime is fine. How about around 5?
A: OK!  /Ok.
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A: Chii-su.  /Yo!
B: Osoi!!  Moo 6ji dayo! /You’re so late! It’s already 6 now!
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