Skip to content

Extend, postpone in Japanese 🇯🇵

in English in Japanese S
extend, postpone のばす
How to say “extend, postpone” in Japanese? “のばす”. Here you will learn how to pronounce “のばす” correctly and in the comments below you will be able to get all sorts of advice on extend, postpone in Japanese like tips & tricks to remember it, questions, explanations and more.

Comments, Questions, Etc. About Extend, postpone in Japanese

Comment on the Japanese word “のばす” in the following ways:

  • Tips and tricks to remember how to say extend, postpone in Japanese
  • Explanations on the translation のばす
  • Sentences that use the word “のばす”
  • Questions about extend, postpone in Japanese, etc.

のばす info.

Tips to Remember the Japanese Word:
– Think of "no bus" meaning the bus is running late, hence you need to “postpone” or “extend” your time.

– のばす (伸ばす/延ばす, nobasu) means to extend, lengthen, or postpone. 伸ばす is usually used when talking about physical stretching or growing something longer, like hair or muscles. 延ばす is generally used for extending time or dates.

Other Words That Mean the Same Thing:
– 延長する (えんちょうする, enchou suru): To extend
– 先延ばしにする (さきのばしにする, saki nobashi ni suru): To postpone


1. Present Plain (Dictionary Form):
– のばす (nobasu)

2. Present Polite:
– のばします (nobashimasu)

3. Past Plain:
– のばした (nobaa)

4. Past Polite:
– のばしました (nobashimaa)

5. Negative Plain:
– のばさない (nobasanai)

6. Negative Polite:
– のばしません (nobashimasen)

7. Past Negative Plain:
– のばさなかった (nobasanakatta)

8. Past Negative Polite:
– のばしませんでした (nobashimasen dea)

9. Volitional:
– のばそう (nobasou)

10. Te-form:
– のばして (nobae)

Examples of Sentences:

1. Present Plain:
– 彼は髪をのばすつもりです。
– Kare wa kami o nobasu tsumori desu.
– He plans to grow his hair longer.

2. Present Polite:
– 会議を一時間のばします。
– Kaigi o ichijikan nobashimasu.
– We will extend the meeting by one hour.

3. Past Plain:
– 約束の時間をのばした。
– Yakusoku no jikan o nobaa.
– I postponed the appointment time.

4. Past Polite:
– 電話で約束の時間をのばしました。
– Denwa de yakusoku no jikan o nobashimaa.
– I postponed the appointment time over the phone.

5. Negative Plain:
– 今回は会議をのばさない。
– Konkai wa kaigi o nobasanai.
– This time, I will not extend the meeting.

6. Negative Polite:
– 明日の締め切りはのばしません。
– Aa no shimekiri wa nobashimasen.
– We will not extend tomorrow's deadline.

7. Past Negative Plain:
– 彼はレポートの締め切りをのばさなかった。
– Kare wa repooto no shimekiri o nobasanakatta.
– He did not extend the report deadline.

8. Past Negative Polite:
– 試験の時間をのばしませんでした。
– Shiken no jikan o nobashimasen dea.
– The exam time was not extended.

9. Volitional:
– 明日の会議について話し合う時間をのばそう。
– Aa no kaigi ni tsuite hanashiau jikan o nobasou.
– Let's extend the time to discuss tomorrow's meeting.

10. Te-form:
– 髪をもっとのばしてもいいですか?
– Kami o motto nobae mo ii desu ka?
– Can I grow my hair even longer?

Use these details to get comfortable with のばす (nobasu) and its applications in different contexts!

a few seconds ago

Practice Japanese with this Online Game:

Try a Game to Learn Japanese – LangLandia

LangLandia is an innovative game-based platform that makes learning Japanese fun and engaging. The platform utilizes a variety of interactive games, online challenges and exercises that are designed to make the learning process interactive and enjoyable. The game-based approach of LangLandia helps to keep learners motivated and engaged, making it easier to retain new vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structures. Additionally, LangLandia has online competitions and community activities like chat, PvP battles, clan wars, tournaments and different competions. Overall, LangLandia offers a fun and effective way to learn Japanese, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking to improve their Japanese language skills. Click here to get the mobile app.

The Game to Learn Languages

Learn languages with the Langlandia! This innovative mobile app/game transcends traditional language learning methods, offers online battles, tournaments, and clan wars. Enter the Olympics of Languages and compete against fellow learners from around the globe, putting your skills to the test. Trap exotic beasts and explore the world of LangLandia. Language learning becomes an unforgettable adventure where excitement meets education. Don't miss out – download the app and get addicted to learning!