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How to say Now In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
いま
Pronunciation: ima
How to Say It Outloud: ima
Usage: Commonly used to indicate the current moment or present time.
Example Sentence Japanese:今は大変忙しいです。
Example Sentence English:I am very busy now.
Hiragana
ただいま
Pronunciation: tadaima
How to Say It Outloud: tadaima
Usage: Used often when returning home to announce arrival or to indicate 'just now'.
Example Sentence Japanese:彼はただいま帰宅しました。
Example Sentence English:He just came home.
Hiragana
たった今
Pronunciation: tatta ima
How to Say It Outloud: tatta ima
Usage: Emphasizes immediacy, like 'just now' or 'right now.'
Example Sentence Japanese:たった今、彼から電話を受けました。
Example Sentence English:I just received a call from him.

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