I'm very sorry this is a very basic Question, I just started learning japanese as my third language (german being my native one and english my second) and Right now I learned a basic way of asking for Business Hours, what time it is Right now etc.

But I came across something I couldn't find explained: I can ask "When does the postoffice close" or "When does it (which was mentioned beforehand so I don't have to repeat it here) close tomorrow" But I can't put both in one sentence like "When does the postoffice close tomorrow" I hope you get what I mean? With my very limited Knowledge Right now I would Need to put two particles to mark the subject of my sentence, which I can't do as far as I'm concerned.

I'm grateful for every help or someone who can tell me where this has already been answered.

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    You say you want to merge two sentences that you can write in Japanese. Please provide your versions of these independent sentences. – Mathieu Bouville Feb 26 '19 at 14:53

Perhaps an easier way to ask for this information could be:

明日{あす}の 営業時間{えいぎょうじかん} は何時{なんじ}ですか?

営業時間 means the "operating hours" and is a very common way (especially on the phone) to ask when a business or office will be open or closed.

Normally the response will be something like:

  • 朝{あさ}[10時]{じゅうじ}から[5時半]{ごじはん}です

So now you would know when the place opens and when it closes.

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    The OP knows how to write 2 sentences, but not how to combine them. Otherwise this would be just open and closed 'we want to translations'. – Mathieu Bouville Feb 26 '19 at 18:33
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    「営業時間は何ですか?」とは言わないですね・・・ 「営業時間は、」から始めるなら、「何時から何時までですか?」とか、「何時からですか?」とか、「何時までですか?」とかね。。。 – Chocolate Feb 27 '19 at 1:54
  • @Chocolate「営業時間は何時ですか」はOKですね?それとも? – sazarando Feb 27 '19 at 2:32
  • ^ その文、ググったら使ってる人結構いますねぇ・・ – Chocolate Feb 28 '19 at 12:04

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