Translation: from english to japanese

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a moment ago

  • 1 moment ago

    いましがた 今し方 a moment ago:
    いまがた 今方

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  • 2 moment ago

    adv. 今し方

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  • 3 ago

    いぜん 以前
    いぜんに 以前に
    * * *
    /əɡóu, iɡóu/ 〔(過去の方)へ(a)行く(go)〕
    1 [期間を表す語を前に置いて] (今から)…前に(⇔in … )

    two years ~2年前に《◆(1) 通例文強勢を置かない. (2) 略式ではtwo years báck》

    not long ~ つい先ごろ《◆(1) xshort ~は不可. (2) 過去形の肯定文で用いる》

    long ~ = a long time ~ ずいぶん前に《◆後者の方が普通》

    a minute [moment] ~ ちょっと前に

    How long ~ was that? それはどのくらい前のことでしたか

    no longer ~ than last Sunday ついこの前の日曜日に(=as recently as last Sunday).

    2 [位置を表す語を前に置いて] …前に

    two pages [chapters] ~ 2ページ[章]前に.

    (1) agoは「(今から)…前(の時点で)」の意味であるから動詞の時制は原則として過去形であり, 現在完了形と共には用いない: I saw [xhave seen] him an hour ~. 1時間前に彼と会った(cf. He must have died years ago. 彼はきっと何年も前に亡くなったのでしょう(=It is certain that he died years ago. )).
    (2) 過去完了にはbeforeが原則だが, 文学作品などではしばしば登場人物でなく作者自身の目から時間をとらえるのでagoもごく普通: She was thinner than she had been three weeks ~. 彼女は3週間前よりもやつれていた.
    (3) 間接話法ではagoをbeforeに変えるのが原則であるが, 今日[今月, 今年]言ったことを今日[今月, 今年]伝える場合にはagoも用いられる: He said this morning, “I went sightseeing in Europe three years ~. ”=He said this morning that he had gone sightseeing in Europe three years ~. 「3年前にヨーロッパへ観光に出かけました」と彼はけさ言った( ⇒ before ).
    (4) xIt is ten years ~ since he wrote the novel. (彼がその小説を書いてから10年になる)のようにagoをsinceと共に用いるのは不可. It has been [is] ten years since he wrote the novel. / It was ten years ~ that [when] he wrote the novel. / He wrote the novel ten years ~. などとする.
    (5) agoは単独で用いないので, 「(漠然と)以前に」の意ではbefore: I met her before.

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