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Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 今 (ima)

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 今 (ima)

Kana: いま
Kanji: 今
Romaji: ima

Type: Noun; adverb

Meaning: now; the present time; just now; soon; immediately

Example sentences:

今迎えに行こうと思ってたのよ。
ima mukae ni ikou to omotteta no yo.
I was thinking of picking you up.

今電話で友達と話しています。
ima denwa de tomodachi to hanashite imasu.
I’m talking with my friend over the phone.

Learn JLPT N5 Vocabulary: 今 (ima)

こんな簡単なことがなぜ今までできなかったんだろ。
konna kantan na koto ga naze ima made dekinakattan daro.
Why haven’t I been able to do something so simple?

今ならまだ間に合うわ。何か考えよう。
ima nara mada maniau wa. nanika kangaeyou.
We’ll still make it. Let’s think of something.

謝るなら今のうちだぞ。
ayamaru nara ima no uchi da zo.
It’s not too late for you to apologize.

Similar words:

只今 (tadaima); 今や (imaya)

Meaning in other languages:

Chinese: 现在 (xiànzài)
Korean: 지금 (jigeum)

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