“Give me 5 min.”

English Lesson: Give me 5 min.

Your friend texts you asking if you can chat on Skype. You just need to finish writing an email and get some water. You ask him to wait a bit.

Give me 5 min.

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give me (some amount of time)

When you ask someone:

Can you give me a minute?

...you are asking for them to wait for a short length of time.

You can also say why you want for them to wait:

Give me a few minutes to catch my breath.


When you're writing casually, you can use abbreviate "minute" or "minutes" to "min".

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