Japanese lessons 7
From what time? 「nan ji kara desu ka?」
■ Kaiwa (conversation)
A: Sumimasen …
Ashita no kaigi wa nan-ji kara desu ka？
B: Gogo 3ji kara desu yo.
A: Soo desu ka. Doo mo.
A: Excuse me…
What is the starting time for tomorrow’s meeting (conference)?
B: It’s from three pm.
A: Okay, thank you.
■ Tango (vocabulary)
1. kara ／ from 2. made ／ to, until 3. gogo／ pm
4. ashita ／ tomorrow 5. kaigi ／ meeting, conference 6. doomo ／ thank you
※ Soo desu ka (with falling intonation) ／ it has a lot of meaning ; I see, Okay, Uh-huh etc.,
■ Bunpoo (grammar)
① ～kara : from
② ～made : until, to
③ nan-ji : what time, nan-ji kara : from what time
Reibun (example sentence)
１．Kaigi wa nan-ji kara desu ka? (What time does the meeting start?)
２．Chooshoku wa 7 ji kara 9 ji made desu. (Breakfast is from 7am till 9pm.)
３．Chekku-in wa nan-ji made desu ka? (How late can I check in?)
４．Nan-ji made desu ka? (How late are you open? / at a coffee shop, department store, library etc.,)
５．Ginkoo wa gozen 9 ji kara desu. (Bank opens at 9am.)