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Would the sentence below make sense?

バスがじゅっぷんにきます。

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    じゅっぷんにきます might sound like 'the bus comes at hh:10'. Let's say you are waiting for a bus at 09:55, then if you say "バスがじゅっぷんにきます", your friends probably think that the bus is coming at 10:10. – Yosh May 25 '15 at 13:58
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You would say

バスは[10分]{じっぷん(じゅっぷん)}[後]{ご}に来ます。
or バスは([後]{あと})10分で来ます。

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    The [後]{あと} in the 2nd sentence is optional. The 2nd sentence sounds more casual than the 1st. For the two readings of 10分, see this thread – user5185 May 25 '15 at 9:28
  • As I have put below in my answer below, 後10分 is incorrect. – paullb May 27 '15 at 6:29
  • @paullb この辞書にはこんな例文がありますが。「私はあと10分でそこに着きます。I will arrive there in 10 minutes. 」「電車はあと五分で到着の予定です。The train is due to arrive here in 5 minutes.」このページにも、「The bus will be here in __ minutes. あと_分でバスが来ます。」とありますが、どうして「あと10分」はいけないんですか? – Chocolate May 27 '15 at 7:13
  • @paulb ちなみに、user5185さんはネイティブかネイティブレベルなので、こんなことを間違えるとは思えないです。 – Darius Jahandarie May 27 '15 at 8:11
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I would usually use 後{ご}, as an indication of what is to come :

バスが十分{じゅっぷん}後{ご}に来{き}ます。

Another example :

飛行機{ひこうき}は10分[後]{ご}に離陸{りりく}します。

Maybe you also know 後{あと}で as a way to say, afterwards, in a while, this is the same kanji. You can use it this way :

電車{でんしゃ}は後{あと}五分で発車{はっしゃ}します。

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You could say

バスは10分{じゅっぷん}後{ご}に来{き}ます。

Or a slightly more formal

バスは10分{じゅっぷん}後{ご}に到着{とうちゃく}します

EDIT: I asked my Japanese teacher about this (as it came up somewhere else) the following clarification was made:

BAD: 後20分に    (This phrasing is typically used for an ongoing action that has already started)

GOOD:20分後に (This specifies a time point in the future)

I have edited the answer accordingly.

  • After checking with my Japanese teacher I discovered I had it wrong. Made changes accordingly. – paullb May 27 '15 at 3:24
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    1. Did your teacher tell you that the 後 in 10分後に is read only as あと, not ご? 2. Did your teacher tell you that 後20分 is grammatically correct and can be used in certain context? – Chocolate May 27 '15 at 3:56
  • @Choco In fact she did, I forgot to fix the furigana. Fixed now. Thank you for pointing that out. – paullb May 27 '15 at 6:28
  • What, your teacher said 後20分「に」 is grammatically correct? Is she a native speaker? – Chocolate May 27 '15 at 6:43
  • @Choco I genuinely forget if she said にor で the focus was on the 20分 part as I had wrote it in a text message and she was correcting me. – paullb May 27 '15 at 6:52

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