Meaning

Primary

Too Late

Alternative

Now

Word Type

adverb, noun

Explanation

Now isn’t good enough for renewal. It’s already too late. The time has passed now.

Reading

いまさら
  • Kyoko
    (Tokyo accent, female)
  • Kenichi
    (Tokyo accent, male)

Explanation

You might be tempted to read this with on’yomi, but this is actually and 更に put together, just without the particle at the end. Try to remember it in this way, or just make a mental note to use kun’yomi here!

Context

Context Sentences

今更そんなことを言われても困るよ。

It’s a bit late for you to tell me that now.

こんな基本中の基本のこと、先生には今更聞けないよ。

I can't ask my teacher about such basic things now.

今更ながら、Windows 7のサポートが終了していることに気づきました。

After all this time, I've just realized that Windows 7 finally stopped receiving official support.

今更ですが、マイ箸を持ち歩き始めました。

It may be a little late, but I started carrying around my own pair of chopsticks.

Kanji Composition