We would like to introduce some words which have more than two different
1. a little, a bit
a moment please.
( Chotto matte
will be late a little bit.
2. He or she can convey to the questioner without hurting his or
her feelings that there is no necessity to inform him or her because
it is nothing important, as chotto implies.
A “Where are you going?
Ms. B “Somewhere around the corner.”
Mr. A “What
happened with you? “
Ms. B “Nothing in particular.
3. somewhat difficult
is difficult to repair this refrigerator.
chotto means “I cannot repair the refrigerator. “
Eg. The river flows into the bay.
wa ano wann ni nagareru.)
Eg. The tomorrow’s party has been
party wa nagareta.)
1. wonderful, nice, very good
Eg. Thank you for a wonderful present.
(taihen kekko na present wo
2. (1) No thank you
Eg. Mr. A “Would you like another cup of coffee?”
Ms. B “No
thank you.” ( Kekko desu.)
A “Is it all right with you? “
B “OK” ( Kekko desu.)
Thus, “Kekko” has two opposite meanings. You should use it