Can I ask you something?：ちょっと聞いてもいい？Japanese Phrase #217
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ちょっと聞いてもいい？(chotto kiitemo ii)
Can I ask you something? / 可以请问一下吗？ / 잠깐 물어봐도 돼? / Cho tôi hỏi chút?
When you need to ask someone a question that’s important, complicated, or might make them upset and you first ask, you would be able to use “ちょっと聞いてもいい？(chotto kiitemo ii)” which means “Can I ask you something?”. Everybody could use this phrase in daily conversations as casual. The polite way to use this phrase is “ちょっと聞いてもいいですか？(chotto kiitemo ii desuka)” and which is also used in business situations as formal.
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