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He asked me if I was busy.

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Sentence #297717

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He asked me if I was busy.

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cmn
他问我是否很忙?
他問我是否很忙?
deu
Er fragte mich, ob ich beschäftigt bin.
deu
Er fragte mich, ob ich beschäftigt sei.
eng
He asked me whether I was busy.
epo
Li demandis min, ĉu mi estas okupita.
fra
Il m'a demandé si j'étais occupé.
fra
Il m'a demandé si j'étais occupée.
jpn
彼は私に忙しいかどうか尋ねた。
rus
Он спросил меня, занята ли я.
rus
Он спросил меня, занят ли я.
tur
O, bana meşgul olup olmadığımı sordu.
yue
佢問我係咪好忙。
ara
سألني إذا كنت مشغولاً.
deu
Er fragte mich, ob ich beschäftigt war.
epo
Li demandis min ĉu mi estas okupita.
epo
Li demandis min, ĉu mi estis okupita.
fra
Il me demanda si j'étais occupé.
hun
Azt kérdezte tőlem, hogy el vagyok-e foglalva.
ita
Mi chiede se sono occupato.
ita
Mi chiese se fossi occupato.
rus
Он спросил, занят ли я.
rus
Он спросил меня, не занят ли я.
spa
Él me preguntó si estaba ocupado.
spa
Me preguntó si yo estaba ocupado.
spa
Me preguntó si estaba ocupado.
ukr
Він мене запитав, чи я зайнятий.

Comments

adamtrousers 2016-11-04 12:00 link permalink

It's fine in the vernacular to say it like this, but it's grammatically more correct to use "whether" than to use "if" in such expressions.

CK 2016-11-04 13:50, edited 2016-11-04 13:54 link permalink

Here is a google search comparison.

"He asked me if I was busy." (approx. 55)
https://www.google.com/search?q...I+was+busy.%22

"He asked me whether I was busy." (approx. 13)
https://www.google.com/search?q...I+was+busy.%22

If you remove all the examples that directly came from the Tatoeba Corpus, you'll notice not many, possibly not any, use "whether."

I personally use both.