If you're not busy right now, there's something we'd like to talk to you about ...
- If you have something important to discuss with someone, you can request a little of their time by asking Do you have a minute? or Do you have a moment?
- 誰かと話し合う大切な用件があり、その相手に少し時間を割いてもらいたいとき、Do you have a minute? または Do you have a moment? と言います。
- (Terry is Peter's supervisor)
TERRY: (hearing a knock at his office door) Come in!
PETER: (opening the door and walking in) Hello, Terry! Do you have a minute?
TERRY: Of course. I was just taking care of some e-mail.
- (Ron is at the copier as Ted passes by)
RON: Hey, Ted, do you have a minute?
TED: Sure. What's the problem?
RON: Do you know how to make double-sided copies on this machine?
- (after class at business school)
STUDENT: Excuse me, Professor, do you have a moment?
PROFESSOR: Actually, I have to teach another class across campus in a few minutes. Can you come see me during office hours?