How do you say “There was a lot of traffic.” in Japanese?
Today’s phrase is :
There was a lot of traffic.
If you want to speak politely, you can say :
- There was … ＝ … があった … ga atta
- a lot of traffic ＝ 渋滞 juutai
The literal translation of “There was a lot of traffic.” is “渋滞があった juutaiga atta”, but that sounds unnatural. It sounds more natural to say “渋滞してた” or “渋滞してました”.