Ask About Time

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Whether you are making travel arrangements or asking others schedule in Chinese-speaking countries, you have to know how to times,  dates, and more in the Chinese language. Learning how to talk and ask about time can help you organize the itinerary, and avoid you from confusion. So, let’s learn “how to ask about time” as today’s Chinese language learning topic.

Chinese Vocabulary About Time

English Chinese Pinyin
morning 早上 zăoshàng
noon 中午 zhōngwŭ
afternoon 下午 xiàwŭ
night 晚上 wănshàng
midnight 半夜 bànyè
o’clock diăn
hour 小时 xiăoshí
week 星期 xīngqi

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Next step — how to use these terms in conversations!

Chinese Conversation About Time

English Chinese Pinyin
1.
What time is it now? 现在几点了? xiàn zài jǐ diǎn le?
It’s eight thirty. 八点半了 bā diǎn bàn le
2.
What time do you get up in the morning? 你早上几点起床? nǐ zǎo shàng jǐ diǎn qǐ chuáng?
I always get up at seven. 我总是七点起床。 wǒ zǒng shì qī diǎn qǐ chuáng。
3.
How many hours do you sleep every day? 你每天睡几小时? nǐ měi tiān shuì jǐ xiǎo shí?
Eight hours. 八小时。 bā xiǎo shí 。
4.
What day is it today? 今天星期几? jīn tiān xīng qī jǐ?
Wednesday. 星期三。 xīng qī sān 。
5.
What’s the date today? 今天几号? jīn tiān jǐ hào。
20th. 二十号。 èr shí hào 。
Which year were you born? 你几年生? nǐ jǐ nián shēng ?
1983 一九八三。 yī jiǔ bā sān 。
When is your birthday? 你什么时候生日? nǐ :shén me shí hòu shēng rì ?
On March 16th. 五月十六号。 wǔ yuè shí liù hào。
6.
When did you come to China. 你什么时候来中国的? nǐ shí me shí hòu lái zhōng guó de ?
Half a year ago. 半年前。 bàn nián qián 。
7.
How long have you been in China? 你在中国多久了? nǐ zài zhōng guó duō jiǔ le ?
I have been here for over a year. 我在这这儿一年多了。 wǒ zài zhè ér yī nián duō le
How long have you lived here? 你住在这儿多久了? nǐ zhù zài zhè ér duō jiǔ le ?
I just have been living here for three months. 我住在这这儿三个月了。 wǒ zhù zài zhè ér sān gè yuè le
8.
How long does it takes to walk to the classroom from your dormitory. 从你的宿舍走到教室要花多久时间? cóng nǐ de sùshè zǒu dào jiāo shì yào huā duō jiǔ shí jiān
About twenty minutes. 大约二十分钟。 dà yuē èr shí fèn zhōng 

 

How long have you learned Chinese language? 你学中文多久了?

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