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What time is it?

Japanese translation: (ima) nanji desu-ka?

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English term or phrase:What time is it?
Japanese translation:(ima) nanji desu-ka?
Entered by: Gunsou
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12:01 May 23, 2001
English to Japanese translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: What time is it?
in reference to time
mike
(ima) nanji desu-ka?
Explanation:
The most common phrase is "ima nanji desu-ka?" meaning "what time is it now?". In a more informal setting you could ask "nanji desu-ka?", or, very informal, "nanji?"
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DPS
Australia
Local time: 16:31
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Summary of answers provided
na(いま)なんじ(ですか)?xxxmichiokn
na(ima) nanji desu-ka?
DPS
na今何時ですか?Ima Nanji Desuka?
bd2016
na今何時ですか。
Minoru Kuwahara


  

Answers


9 mins
今何時ですか。


Explanation:
I put an example of translating the phrase in most colloquial situation here. This is the most common way of questioning the time that eveyone uses in Japan.

Minoru Kuwahara
Japan
Local time: 14:31
Native speaker of: Japanese
PRO pts in pair: 425
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10 mins
今何時ですか?Ima Nanji Desuka?


Explanation:

今何時?(Ima Nanji) is little bit casual.
When asking time to stranger,
今何時ですか? is polite way to ask.

bd2016
United States
Local time: 00:31
Native speaker of: Japanese
PRO pts in pair: 43
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16 hrs
(ima) nanji desu-ka?


Explanation:
The most common phrase is "ima nanji desu-ka?" meaning "what time is it now?". In a more informal setting you could ask "nanji desu-ka?", or, very informal, "nanji?"


    7 years in Japan
DPS
Australia
Local time: 16:31
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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22 hrs
(いま)なんじ(ですか)?


Explanation:
A sentence in question can be broken down as follows:

it = ima = いま or 今

What time = nan ji = なんじ or 何時

is? = desuka = ですか?



xxxmichiokn
Local time: 23:31
Native speaker of: Native in JapaneseJapanese
PRO pts in pair: 11
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ima means now not it
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Comment: ima means now not it




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