Japanese 62 - The word ちょっと

ちょっと is one of the most commonly used words in the Japanese language. It essentially means a little bit; however, it is also regularly used to soften one's tone when making a request or to refuse a request in a polite manner.

In the last example, A proposes tomorrow to B (as a date to do something). B politely refuses by uttering the incomplete sentence したはちょっと… The o sound at the end of ちょっと is a bit extended.

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