Close call in Japanese

The key phrase is あぶない (abunai) which is い adjective, and I assume you have learnt it as ‘dangerous‘. Translation into English will be changed depending on the tense. Let’s take a look together!


Present tense

危ない!

あぶない
abunai

watch out!



Past tense

危なかった!

あぶなかった
ABUNAKATTA

it was a close call.

Vulgar way

危ねっ

あぶねっ
Abune (‘e’ at the end is very short vowel)

IT WAS A CLOSE CALL.

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