基本英会話【give me a moment】

 

Hi everyone!

Today’s conversation phrase is, “Can you give me a moment?”

Use this phrase when you want someone to wait for you to do something.

To give a moment means to give someone a short amount of time (to do something).

It’s a little more indirect than saying, “Can you wait?”

 

Examples:

 

Mary: John, can you help me with something?

John: Sure, but can you give me a moment? I’m studying Japanese right now.

 

日本語訳

Mary:ジョン、手伝ってもらってもいい?

John:いいよ、でも少し待ってもらえる?今、日本語の勉強をしているから。

 

(Text message)

Ben: I just arrived at Sannomiya station.

Justin: Okay. Can you give me a moment? I’m leaving my place soon.

 

日本語訳

Ben:三ノ宮駅に着きました。

Justin:オッケー、ちょっと待ってて。すぐに行くから。