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Episode 4: What time is it in Japanese

In today lessons we are going to teach you how to ask what time it is in Japanese. Let's get started with our first example.

Dialogue 1

Mitch wants to know what time it is right now.

— in Japanese
  • Mitch
  • すみません、いま は なんじ ですか?
  • Joseph
  • ちょとう まて ください。いま 8 じ です。
  • Mitch
  • そうですか? どうも ありがとうございました。
  • Joseph
  • どう いたしまして。
— in Japanese / Romaji
  • Mitch
  • Sumimasen. Ima ha nan-ji desu ka?
  • Joseph
  • Chotto matte kudasai. Ima 8-ji desu.
  • Mitch
  • Soo desu ka. Doomo arigatoo gozaimasu.
  • Joseph
  • Doo itashimashite.
— in English
  • Mitch
  • Excuse me. What time is it now?
  • Joseph
  • Just a moment, please. It's 8:00.
  • Mitch
  • I see. Thank you very much.
  • Joseph
  • You are welcome.
Dialogue 2

Mitch wants to know what time the bank opens today.

— in Japanese
  • Mitch
  • にほん の ぎんこう は なんじ から ですか?
  • Nae
  • ぎんこう は 9じ から です。
  • Mitch
  • ぎんこう は なんじ まで ですか?
  • Nae
  • ぎんこう は 3じ まで です。
  • Mitch
  • ゆうびんきょく は?
  • Nae
  • ゆうびんきょく は 9じ から 5じ まで です。
— in Japanese / Romaji
  • Mitch
  • Nihon no ginkoo ha nan-ji kara desu ka?
  • Nae
  • Ginkoo ha 9-ji kara desu.
  • Mitch
  • Ginkoo ha Nan-ji made desu ka?
  • Nae
  • Ginkoo ha 3-ji made desu.
  • Mitch
  • Yuubinkyoku ha?
  • Nae
  • Yuubinkyoku ha 9-ji kara 5-ji made desu.
— in English
  • Mitch
  • What time do Japanese banks open?
  • Nae
  • They open at 9:00.
  • Mitch
  • What time do they close?
  • Nae
  • They close at 3:00.
  • Mitch
  • How about post offices?
  • Nae
  • They are open from 9:00 until 5:00.

Now it's your turn to tell us what time it is in your country. Let's us know the time in the comments below.

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