Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Minute"

The meaning of "Minute" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does the minute something happens mean?
A: It means without delay, or instantaneous to the event that is happening.
Q: What does It'll just be another minute. mean?
A: It means that you need to wait about a minute or two. For example if you asked the person at the food counter "Is my order ready yet?" After checking with the kitchen they may say "it'll be just another minute"
Q: What does on minute mean?
A: Minute means small, not important, insignificant.
Q: What does one minute they are happy the next they are angry. mean?
A: It means their mood is unpredictable because it changes too often in short period of time.
Q: What does I won't be a minute but I've just got to nip out to the post office. mean?
A: Usually it's "I won't be but a minute," meaning they will be a very short time. He's saying he will be back really soon he just has to go to the post office.

Example sentences using "Minute"

Q: Please show me example sentences with the last minute.
A: “I finished my homework at the last minute.”

“I boarded my flight at the last minute.”

“She arrived at the last minute.”

“The project is going to be done at the last minute.”
Q: Please show me example sentences with minute(second syllable stress).
A: This steak is not just small, it's minute!
The differences are minute, minimal, negligeable.

Minute in the meaning of "tiny, very small" is not used much.
Q: Please show me example sentences with It's been a hot minute.

Do you often use it?
What does it mean?.
A: It’s been a hot minute since I’ve seen you.
It had been a hot minute since they’ve talked.
I don’t personally use it at all, but it is kind of common.
It means a while. It has been a while.
Q: Please show me example sentences with what does ‘last minute presents’ mean?.
A: Last minute presents are Presents/Gifts that you decide to buy just before the event.
For eg.
1) I forgot about his birthday party so I had to decide a last minute present for him.
2) Nobody told us about her leaving for US so, managing a last minute present was difficult.
3) As a last minute present, I gave her a bag I bought for myself.

I hope this helped you understand it well ^^
Q: Please show me example sentences with at the last minute.
A: He canceled dinner at the last minute.
At the last minute, she found her keys.

Synonyms of "Minute" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between We were waiting for him until the last minute but he didn't show up. and We were waiting for him until the last minute but he didn't come up. ?
A: It depends on the context.

If the person is not present, then you would use "show up."
If the person is present (just not near you), then use "come up."

We waited outside the cinema entrance until the last minute, but Steve never showed up.

The announcer invited people to join him on stage, but after waiting for 5 minutes, no one came up.

Think of it this way:
If something "shows", it is visible. Showing up is when something appears when it wasn't there before.

If you say "come here" you are telling someone who is already there to move closer. Come up has a similar feel.
Q: What is the difference between in a minute and in minutes ?
A: Minutes: noun. 1 minute = 60 seconds. Minutes = plural of minute (so, many minutes) Example: "it takes 3 minutes"

Minute: also same meaning. But this can also be used in other ways. sometimes you can hear other expressions like "wait a minute," or "wait a second." (ちょっとまって) In these phrases, they do not really mean minute or second, it just means please wait a little bit.
Q: What is the difference between i'll be back here in a minute. and i'll come back here in a minute. ?
A: It sounds like a subtle command for the other to stay and wait.
Q: What is the difference between last minute, last moment and last time ?
A: last minute = very late. last moment = pretty late. last time = previous time
Q: What is the difference between in a minute and any minute and shortly and soon ?
A: "In a minute" means "60 seconds later" or at least "in a very, very short time"
"I'll do it in a minute, just let me finish typing this reply on HiNative."

"any minute (now)" means that you expect something to happen now, but it hasn't happened yet.
[@6:02pm] "Where is she? Well, she said she'd be here at 6pm, so she should be here any minute now."

"shortly" is more specifically for things that will happen right away.
"She will be here shortly."
"I'll have that finished for you shortly." (In the next few minutes)

"soon" is less specific, and could mean a time anywhere from a few minutes to a few months depending on context.
"I'll be arriving soon."
"I'll have that finished for you soon."
"My parents will visit me in Japan soon."
"I need to do my homework soon."
"We should buy more kerosene for our heaters soon."

Translations of "Minute"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? When do you use I will see you around? And when do you use I will see you in a minute?
A: "I will see you around" is not a confirmation. It means you might see the person again. ( It's all up to chance)

You can use it for someone you may work with, live in the same building or neighborhood or for someone you never expect to see you again.

The listener does not expect to see you again.


"I will see you in a minute" is a little bit more of a confirmation. This means you intend to see the person shortly. The listener is expecting to see you within a short time period of time.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? minute
A: min- it
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? I can't seem to wait for a minute
A: It seems like I can't wait for a minute more
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? “you had me hooked again from the minute you sat down “.. is it past perfect ?
A: Yes, you can see from the -ed in “hooked” and “sat”.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? minute
A: Check the question to view the answer

Other questions about "Minute"

Q: A: the minute he ate the serious spicy noodle, his whole face instantly got flushed and he had to go to hospital.
B: figures, how dumb he is always being big on spicy stuff even though he is terrible with eating them!
A: tell me about it.
does this sound natural?
A: Yeah. You can say his face flushed but I don't think I've ever heard it in spoken language. I've heard people say "his face became red", though. @jickoon
Q: Last minute

We always hear last minute. What comes into your mind when you hear that ? “last minute” is kind of negligence and laziness. Those who always put off their jobs,assignments so forth and so on.

However, putting off work, can be good thing
sometime if we take into account the prioritization. There is more important thing then the other does this sound natural?
A: 'Last minute'.

We often hear the phrase 'last minute'. What comes to mind when you think about that? 'Last minute' is all about negligence and laziness -- like putting off your job or a big assignment.

However, putting off work can be a good thing if it's not a top priority. If there is something more important, then that should always come first.

[Note: some edits are for grammatical/other errors, but I also changed some phrasing to make it more persuasive and interesting to read.]
Q: I figure that "this very second" and "this very minute" have the same meaning "right now," but which do you prefer?
A: I feel that "this second" seems more urgent or instantaneous than "this minute"
Q: He used to be here a minute ago. does this sound natural?
A: He was here a minute ago.
Q: Wait a minute! or Wait a second!
I don't know the difference.
Just a moment is the same meaning?
教えて下さ~い
A: "Wait a second." means "wait for a very short time", while "wait a minute" mean "wait for a short time". "Just a moment" is basically the same as the other two, but is closer to "wait a second".

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