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

The meaning of "Moment" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does I'm not suggesting for one moment that these changes will be easy. mean?
A: @namnamNAMUL: the person means that he/she thinks the changes will be hard, and definitely doesn't want you to think it's easy
Q: What does that moment when you're charging your phone and the lights go out mean?
A: Do you mean a blackout?
Q: What does i'm having a moment. mean?
A: @Grat: Well, it can mean a lot of things...

Example: Imagine going to your boyfriend's/girlfriend's house and then you see them with another boy/girl. You would feel very depressed and probably go back home.. If someone saw that you were really heartbroken than they would ask "What Happened?" or "Are you okay?". You would probably respond "I'm having a moment."

Example 2: If you were with the one you like and you almost kiss them, but someone interrupts you would probably say "I'm having a moment!! "

So overall, you would say this based on your emotions. 😄 Good Luck! 👍
Q: What does when is the best moment to say "gotta"? mean?
A: 'Gotta' is the combined version of 'got to', which is the casual way to say 'have to'. It technically incorrect grammar, but it's okay to use when speaking and messaging friends and family.
Q: What does At moment just beautiful Dream! mean?
A: Hmm, my guess is it was supposed to be "At the moment it's just a beautiful dream" which you might translate as 今のところ美しい夢だけです。 Sorry my Japanese isn't too good.

Example sentences using "Moment"

Q: Please show me example sentences with 1) In that moment... 2) At that moment....
A: “The man proposed to his girlfriend after dinner. In that moment, he felt worried that she would say no.”

“The girl saw how difficult the boy’s life was. At that moment, she realized not everyone was as fortunate as her.”

“The woman tried skydiving for the first time. In that moment, she felt a rush of adrenaline.”

I don’t really notice a difference between the two phrases. The only thing I can think of is that “in that moment” feels like a slightly longer period of time than “at that moment”. (This is not an official rule, it’s just how I usually use these phrases.)
Q: Please show me example sentences with at any given moment.
A: It just means something at any point in time, it could happen in 1 second or 1 hour or 1 day or even 1 year, you just don't know when.

An earthquake could happen at any given moment.

My wife could call me at any given moment.

My boss could call me into work at any given moment.
Q: Please show me example sentences with at the moment.
A: I'm just watching TV at the moment.

I don't know how I feel at the moment.



I'm tired at the moment.
Q: Please show me example sentences with Any moment now.
A: dinner is going to be ready any moment now!
any moment now he's going to walk through that door
Q: Please show me example sentences with in an unthinking moment.
A: In an unthinking moment I called my boss the name of my teacher from school.

Synonyms of "Moment" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between she could be arriving at any moment. and she would be arriving at any moment. and she should be arriving at any moment. ?
A: first sentence implies there is a good chance, but you aren't sure. Second sentence you know she will be arriving.
Q: What is the difference between "The moment the fight starts" and "The moment when the fight starts" ?
A: I don't think there's any difference in meaning; the moment is a time, so you can say when, but it's also clear without it; I think the sentence without "when" is more common. Connecting words like that are often left out when they are clear from context:

That's the place I parked my car.
That's the place where I parked my car.

I think he is crazy.
I think that he is crazy.

That's the guy I saw at the beach.
That's the guy whom I saw at the beach.
Q: What is the difference between at the moment and for the moment ?
A: at the moment = 今
for the moment = とりあえず

What are you doing now? = 今なにやってんの?
I'm a little busy at the moment = 今ちょっと忙しいよ

Are you alive? = 生きている?
Yes, for the moment. = とりあえずはね。(今のうち)

for the moment =~ for the time being =~ for now.
Q: What is the difference between at the moment and in the moment and at present ?
A: I think "at the moment" and "at present" are the same, they are used to decribe an action happening now. For example, "I am typing a comment at the moment" or "I am typing a comment at present". The main difference is that "at present" is used for more formal situations, like "Mr. White is in a business meeting at present".

"In the moment" is kind of hard to explain. It's used to mean embracing what is happening at a specific time. So, for example, "I was really in the moment" means I was really focused on what I was doing then and not thinking about ANYTHING else, but it's not used that commonly compared to the other two expressions.
Q: What is the difference between Can you spare a moment? and Can you wait for a moment? ?
A: You would say "Can you spare a moment" if you want to talk to someone who is busy. You would say "Can you wait for a moment" when you have to do something and you want someone to wait for you while you do it. I hope that makes sense!

Translations of "Moment"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? pausing a moment
A: it sounds more natural if you say "wait a minute," or "take a moment."
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? is it correct? I don’t know why but at the moment when I saw your profile I thought you are very kind and open person.
A: “I don’t know why, but at the moment when I saw your profile, I thought you were a very kind and open person.”
VERY close!!!! :) good job!! 👍🏻
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? you need to live the moment . is that right ?
A: You would say, “you need to live in the moment”
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? "a moment please or one moment please"
A: a moment please
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? i have enjoyed this moment so much with you
A: "I have enjoyed this moment with you so much sounds more natural to me.

Other questions about "Moment"

Q: At the moment hitting the ground, the glass comes apart. Does this sound natural?
A: "The moment it hits the ground, the glass comes apart" sounds more natural!
Instead of using "comes apart" you could also use "breaks" or "shatters" just for more of a description.
Hope this helps !!
Q: All these moments made him feeling anxiety, powerless and difficulty concentrating. Does this sound natural?
A: I would replace it as:
​​All these moments made him feel deep anxiety, powerless whilst having poor concentration.
Q: I knew that there was that one moment in the piece which was hard for her and she was scared that she is going to mess up her performance when it was coming, but in the final performance you can hardly spot any mistakes so she must have been very focused and motivated to do well on her performance. Does this sound natural?
A: I knew that at one moment, she found that piece to be quite difficult; she feared that she would make a blunder in her performance. When she did perform it, there were little to no mistakes meaning she was focused and motivated to do well. (I would not include the last performance because the reader already knows and it sounds a bit repetitive)
Q: I feel uplifting at the moment when I become be able to do what I have practiced. Does this sound natural?
A: @goshi1031: Yes, that works well, and it's shorter too.

A small correction: You need to change "uplifting" to "uplifted". It should be past-tense to match "felt":

"I felt uplifted when I became able to do what I had practiced".
Q: It's in moments like this we have to put ourselves on the line. We should not silent.

or

It's in moments like this we have to put ourselves on the line. We should not omissive. Does this sound natural?
A: "We should not be silent"
"We should not be omissive"
Without the "be" it seems a bit off. Once that's done they both are fine

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