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

The meaning of "Minutes" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does I have 15 minutes to kill by myself. You wanna keep me company? mean?
A: to "kill time" means to keep yourself busy doing something. "I need to kill some time in between classes".

"I have 15 minutes to kill" means that you have 15 minutes free to do anything you want before you have another appointment.

I have 15 minutes to kill. I have 15 minutes of free time. So do you want to hang out for 15 minutes?
Q: What does 2 minutes left mean?
A: it means that there is 2 minutes of time remaining until whatever it is talking about ends

example: the math class had 2 minutes left to finish their test
Q: What does as long as three minutes (I know the meaning of 'as long as' for example, 'As long as you love me' but in this phrase would not that meaning) mean?
A: If you want the usage (e.g.) 'it could take as long as three minutes.' then it means that it could take up to three minutes, but implies that this is probably the most time it would take. But, we sometimes use 'as long as' in this way to indicate that the speaker thinks that three minutes is a long time, perhaps more than expected.

E.g. I forgot my bicycle lock this morning (true!) It could take me as long as half an hour to go home and fetch it, so I'm going to park my bicycle in the city bike park instead.
Q: What does seems like 5 minutes underwater mean?
A: Most people can't hold their breath for five minutes so to say that something seems like 5 minutes underwater means that it made you feel like you were going to die. It means terrible or painfully long.

"Listening to her terrible singing seemed like five minutes underwater."

"I wanted to smoke, but my boss was standing next to me so I had to wait for what seemed like five minutes underwater for him to leave."
Q: What does Entertain you for your few minutes of pleasure? Nope.... mean?
A: A not nice way of rejecting you D: they don't feel it's worth their time to talk to you. Either that or they feel you are only talking to them because you are bored.

Example sentences using "Minutes"

Q: Please show me example sentences with it's 20 minutes past.
A: Usually you wouldn't include the "minutes."

A: "Why hasn't the lesson started yet?"
B: "The class starts at 20 past 9."
A: "Oh, whats the time now?"
B: "It's 10 past."

You also don't need to say the hour if it's should be obvious to the other person which hour you mean.
You can also use the expression for 5 past, 10 past, quarter past (which means 15 mins), and sometimes 25 past.
Q: Please show me example sentences with e.g. : It would take about 30 minutes.

Why use "would" instead of "will"?
why use past tense for this sentence?

Thanks.
A:

https://www.learnwithkak.com/would-%E7%9A%84%E7%94%A8%E6%B3%95%E7%9F%A5%E5%A4%9A%E5%B0%91

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Q: Please show me example sentences with you wouldn't last more than five minutes out there without me..
A: You typically use this phrase towards someone whose skills or abilities are inferior to yours in some way. For example, if two people are going to do an obstacle course together and one is in good shape and the other doesn’t exercise at all, the person who is in good shape might say, “You wouldn’t last more than five minutes out there without me.”

This phrase can be very rude or offensive if you’re not saying it to a close friend or relative. If you’re saying it to just anyone, you may come off as condescending or overly rude.
Q: Please show me example sentences with "It is less 25 minutes" or "It is in less than 25 minutes" what is the correct answer ?..
A: The first isn't right, but it kind of depends on the context:

Example:
"It is less than 25 minutes away"

"It is in less than 25 minutes" is correct

Synonyms of "Minutes" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between four minutes apart. and every four minutes. ?
A: Four minutes apartと言うと一つの場合だけ思いつきます。距離を時間の単位で数えることです。
They live only 4 minutes apart = 距離ですが、その距離を超えるのに4分かかるという意味です。
他のはただ4分つきという意味です。
Q: What is the difference between I'd either consider working out those 19 minutes or not eating the crisps at all. and I'd consider either working out those 19 minutes or not eating the crisps at all. ?
A: either a (consider working out... ) or b (not eating..)

the speaker is deciding between considering working out.... or just not eating.
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this includes a 2nd decision whether to work out if he chose the a option

2nd example
speaker is deciding between working out or not eating.
the 2nd example sounds more logical
Q: What is the difference between in a few minutes and after a few minutes and a few minutes later ?
A: "In a few minutes" specifically means "in a few minutes from now". It's used to refer to a future time in relation to the current time.

Examples: "he will be coming home in a few minutes", "the train will arrive in a few minutes", "please turn the oven off in a few minutes"

"After a few minutes" is used when referring to past events OR when referring to a future event where "a few minutes" is relative to another event (not relative to the current time).

Examples: "After a few minutes, he got out of the car and approached the front door", "Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and after a few minutes of mixing put the bowl in the refrigerator", "I am going into the store. You wait here and then come in after a few minutes"
Q: What is the difference between I'm only late for 10 minutes and I'm only late by 10 minutes ?
A: The difference is that "I am only late for 10 minutes", sound completely unnatural. "I am only late by 10 minutes", means that only 10 minutes has past. I am only late for 10 minutes makes no sense. "For" is a preposition normally used to refer to an action/statement that you are doing towards something else. For example: This is (for) you, Elaine. "By" is referring to "time passing by" in this case, so it sounds more natural. Hope this helps!
Q: What is the difference between "in 10 minutes" and "after 10 minutes" and "10 minutes later" ?
A: "Let's talk 10 minutes after the meeting" is different than "lets talk in 10 minutes after the meeting"

The first one is 10 minutes from when the meeting ends (could be hours) but the second one means 10 minutes from now (in that time the meeting will have ended)

Translations of "Minutes"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? そのラーメン屋までは歩いて30分かかるし、人気なので1時間は待つでしょう。

It will be taken thirty minutes to the ramen shop on your foot, therefore, being very popular, you will wait there less than an hour.
A: It will take 30 minutes to get to the ramen shop by foot, because it’s famous we’ll have to wait for an hour
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? is it natural that 'how much minutes till three o'clock?'
A: “How many minutes till 3 o’clock?”
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? 10分で戻ります(書き置き、席をはずすとき)I'll be back in 10 minutes?
A: I'll be back in 10 minutes. は、結構です。
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 20minutes by walking or 20 minutes by walk?? which sounds more natural?
A: the pharse you have, "it's 20 minutes by walking" is correct, but it doesn't sound natural
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? It's 15 minutes to one hour
A: 'It's quarter to one'

Other questions about "Minutes"

Q: It only takes him 20 minutes to type a letter or It takes him only 20 minutes to type a letter? Which one is the correct sentence? Does this sound natural?
A: they are both right.
Q: (please, correct any mistakes😇) She came to finish five minutes before the others на Английский (британский вариант)? Does this sound natural?
A: " She finished five minutes before the others " would be better.
Q: It takes two or three minutes from my apartment to my parents house so we have dinner together almost every day. Does this sound natural?
A: it would sound better saying "it takes two or three minutes to get to my parents house from my apartment so we have dinner together almost everyday" still sounds great though 😊
Q: 5 minutes of interview to see what my skills are. But I'm kinda scary Does this sound natural?
A: It will be better to say: "I have 5 minutes in the interview to see what my skills are. But I am scared (of what will happen)."
Q: It takes only five minutes on foot from my house to work.
It takes only five minutes from my house to work on foot. Does this sound natural?
A: It takes only five minutes from my house to work "by" foot.

"on foot" change to "by foot.

Other than that good!

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