[Japanese speaking phrase] さあ:hmm…/well…

Today, I’m going to share an everyday conversational phrase. Let’s learn it quickly and start using it right away!




——-Today’s Phrase——-


さあ is used when you are unsure and can’t provide a clear response.


Let’s practice:

A: 田中(たなか)さん、どこにいるか知(し)ってますか?
B: さあ、知りません。
A: Do you know where Tanaka-san is?
B: Hmm…, I don’t know.


A: パーティー用(よう)のジュース、このぐらいで足()りるかな?
B: さあ、どうだろうね。もう少(すこ)し買(か)っておく?
A: Do you think we have enough juice for the party?
B: Hmm, not sure. Should we grab a few more?



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