word indicating an approximate duration
. It can usually be omitted from a translation
, or possibly translated as "about
". This word is actually spelled "kurai", but is pronounced
"gurai" in almost every case. When expressing a duration
, you usually need to add gurai
to avoid sounding too precise
, and therefore rude
Ichi-ji-kan gurai terebi o mimashoo, ne.
Let's watch TV for an hour, ok?
Written (gurai), no kanji.