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[こん()]
kon
prefix

English Meaning(s) for 今

prefix
  1. the current ...; this
  2. today's ...

Definition and Synonyms for 今

Scarce only a very short time before
Synonyms: ついさっき, ,
Just only a moment ago
Synonyms: ただいま, ちょうど, ついさっき, , , たった今, 今方, 今し方, 只今
Today in these times
Synonyms: このほど, , , 今では, この節
Now at the present moment
Synonyms: , , 今や, 差し当る, 差し当たり, 差し当たって, 現在
Now in the historical present
Synonyms: , , 今や, 今では
Nowadays the period of time that is happening now
Synonyms: このほど, , , 今日, 今日日, 今時, 刻下, 当世, 当今, 当座, 当節, 方今, 日ごろ, 昨今, 時下, 最近, 本日, 此の世, 此の中, 此の内, , 現つ, 現下, 現世, 現今, 現代, 現在, 現時点, 目下, 目下, この節, 輓近, 近頃, この頃
Now the momentary present
Synonyms: ただいま, , , 刻下, 即今, 只今, 方今, 現下, 現今, 現在, 現時点, 目下, 目下
Today the present time or age
Synonyms: , , 今日, 今時, 当節, 方今, 最近, 現代, 現在, 輓近, 近頃
Here at this time
Synonyms: ,
Now at this point in the narration of a series of past events
Synonyms: , , 今や, 今では
Here now
Synonyms: ,
Nowadays any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
Synonyms: このほど, , , 今日, 今日日, 今時, 刻下, 当世, 当今, 当座, 当節, 方今, 日ごろ, 昨今, 時下, 最近, 本日, 此の世, 此の中, 此の内, , 現つ, 現下, 現世, 現今, 現代, 現在, 現時点, 目下, 目下, この節, 輓近, 近頃, この頃

Meanings for each kanji in 今

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Categories 今 is a member of

Time the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
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Nowadays the period of time that is happening now
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 今

Sample Sentences for 今

I want this letter opened now.
This is the best amp currently being sold.
Isn't this the wrong time to visit him?
We aren't instilling enough of a volunteer spirit in our young people these days.
The party leader rattled on at great length about future policies.

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