Translation:It is not five o'clock now.
I have a problem with this sentence. "今 は 五時ではありません。 " we don't usually use "今 は" in front of '五時ではありません', we can say, 今 五時ではありません' = at this moment, it is not five o'cock. or we say, ’まだ、 五時ではありません。’ it is not five o'clock yet.. (example, we are waiting for store to open at 5pm; a girl walks up to the store and tried to open the door, and realized it is still locked, then you would tell her, the store is not open yet, it will open at 5pm, but it is not 5pm yet..) we, don't usually use "今 は 五時ではありません。 ", but use ’まだ、 五時ではありません。’ "今 は 五時ではありません。 "has a bit of pointing someone's ignorance, (like, don't you know?) but, 'まだ' has 'don't we all agree' feeling..
and if someone asks you what time is now,’今何時ですか？ then we simply say, '五時です’ we don't usually say "今 は'五時です' I guess, if someone tells the wrong time, then, using '今 は 五時ではありません。' to correct his/her mistake, then using this sentence is fine.
also, it is 5 o'clock = '五時です’ it is NOT 5 o'clock = '五時ではありません’
Everything you are saying is correct, but it all depends on the context. You see... these are just simple structured sentences for us to get the grasp of each part. It's very superficial though... but still, many of the sentences provided as an example are not that useful in real life.
also if 五時ではありません means "it is not 5 o'clock", would 五時でわります mean "it is 5 o'clock"?
No, "五時です" means "It's 5 o'clock". If you want to say "it's 5 o'clock now" you'd say: "今は五時です" "五時でわります" doesn't really mean anything, afaik.
Pretty sure that wouldn't be right because that would be like saying "I am 5:00".
I know this is 5 months late, but "isn't" means "is not" and not "it is not".
Same here. I typed "It's currently not 5 o'clock" and it's wrong. "Now" could also mean "current" on the right context.
”It's not now 5 'clock" is wrong, and im not sure if thats bad grammar, or incorrect
It's not exactly wrong, I gave the same answer. It is a bit clumsy though, just one of those answers where it cares about structure.
Can someone decompose the end of that sentence, please? I see that it's negative but I can't figure out what's before that.
Yes it would be nice to know why it ends on that way (the negative part of the sentence)
I wrote "it is presently not 5 o'clock" and I'd argue "presently" is synonymous with "now" so i don't understand why the answer wasn't accepted
The course is trying to teach “now” so you’ll have to submit a report “my answer should be accepted” for them to consider your synonyms.
Would “not yet” be a workable interpretation of negating now in Japanese?
Not now = not yet?
ではありません (dewa arimasen) is negative. So the full sentence means "It isn't 5 o'clock right now."
"Now it's five o'clock" would be "Ima wa go-ji desu."
I'm pretty sure, anyway.
No, not just time. 'dewaarimasen' is the negative form of 'desu'. For example: 'korewa pan desuka' - Is this bread? 'iie, pan dewaarimasen. ' - No, it is not bread. In everyday conversation you can also use 'jaarimasen'. Later (if you haven't already), you will learn that adjectives have their own set of rules. The negative form of 'desu' is then dependent on the type of adjective ('na' adjectives or 'i' adjectives), turning into 'dewa(ja)arimasen' - for 'na' adjectives; and 'kunaidesu' for 'i' adjectives. But all of this in good time. Hope it helps.
It took me a while to understand. I'm still learning, but it is a much longer set of words to say "not" in Japanese. So "it is" = Des(u) and "it is not" = "dewa arimasen". Hope it helps.
Is this more like "It's not five o'clock anymore" or "It's not five o'clock yet"?
It would be nice if there were more variation--if there were some of these "It is not ___ now" exercises that weren't just a "1,2,3 hrs : 0 mins o'clock", because, as it is now (solely single o'clock formulation), my brain turns off instead of examining the characters (thus preventing me from familiarizing myself with them).
I cannot select some of the Japanese characters on my screen. When I try to select the character to the left I hit the button for the slow voice. I can't give the answer to this phrase because of this. What can I do to resolve this problem? Thank you
Are you supposed to pronounce it like ぼじ in this context or is the audio just weird?
Why the app just wrong every one of my answers as wrong Its just like the app exactly put its hands to our pockets to force us pay for buying gems
I just wrote "its not exactly 5oclock right now " why its exactly wrong????WATASHI WA ZENZEN WAKARIMASEN