When a friend asks if you want to go to dinner, but have already eaten, then you say "もう食べた".

Is there a way of saying "just ate" (a few minutes ago). Maybe it is another way of saying もう食べた



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  • You can also add for additional emphasis.
    – Ninj0r
    Oct 2 '15 at 15:20
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    ^ >> You probably mean 「さっき」? (or ついさっき)
    – Chocolate
    Oct 3 '15 at 8:26

済ませました、済ませてしまいました: This phrase is a little polite.

もう食べちゃった : This phrase is very frank,usually used it to friends or family.


I would say


This literally means "I just ate".

I think it's a little more neutral than 食べたばかり(だ・です).

ばかり feels more like "I can't/won't eat any more" where ところ feels more like "I just had dinner".

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