Expressing Time in Chinese

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In this article we introduce the time epxression in Chinese.

 

现在几点了?

xiàn zài jǐ diǎn le ?

What time is it now?

你每天几点起床?

nǐ měi tiān jǐ diǎn qǐ chuáng ?

What time do you get up every morning?

你什么时候回家?

nǐ shén me shí hòu huí jiā ?

When do you go back home?

现在十点十五。

xiàn zài shí diǎn shí wǔ。

It's 15 past 10.

现在九点一刻。

xiàn zài jiǔ diǎn yī kè 。

It's 15 past 9.

刚好六点钟。

gāng hǎo liù diǎn zhōng 。

It's 6 o'clock.

八点多了。

bā diǎn duō le 。

It's a few minutes past 8.

快到晚上十点了。

kuài dào wǎn shàng shí diǎn le 。

It's almost 10 PM.

差十分钟十二点。

chà shí fēn zhōng shí èr diǎn 。

It's 10 minutes to 12.

九点零三分。

jiǔ diǎn líng sān fēn 。

It's 3 minutes past 9.

你的表准吗?

nǐ de biǎo zhǔn ma ?

Does your watch tell the right time?

我的表快五分钟。

wǒ de biǎo kuài wǔ fēn zhōng 。

My watch is 5 minutes faster.

你们每天上几个小时的班?

nǐ mén měi tiān shàng jǐ gè xiǎo shí de bān ?

How many hours do you work everyday?

你每天睡多长时间?

nǐ měi tiān shuì duō cháng shí jiān ?

How long do you sleep everyday?

你来中国几年了。

nǐ lái zhōng guó jǐ nián le 。

How many years have you been to China?

电影开始几分钟了。

diàn yǐng kāi shǐ jǐ fēn zhōng le 。

When did the film begin?

我们每天上四个小时的课。

wǒ mén měi tiān shàng sì gè xiǎo shí de kè 。

We have 4 hours of classes everyday.

他每天只睡六个小时。

tā měi tiān zhī shuì liù gè xiǎo shí 。

He only sleeps 6 hours a day.

我学了半年的中文了。

wǒ xué le bàn nián de zhōng wén le 。

I have been learning Chinese for half a year.

电影已经开始七分钟了。

diàn yǐng yǐ jīng kāi shǐ qī fēn zhōng le 。

The film began 7 minutes ago.

这几天我哪儿都没有去。

zhè jǐ tiān wǒ nǎr dōu méi yǒu qù 。

I have been to nowhere these days.

从一九九八年起,到二零零四年,我一直在酒店工作。

cóng yī jiǔ jiǔ bā nián qǐ , dào èr líng líng sì nián , wǒ yī zhí zài jiǔ diàn gōng zuò 。

I worked at a hotel from 1998 to 2004.

今天几号?

jīn tiān jǐ hào ?

What date is it today?

今天星期几?

jīn tiān xīng qī jǐ ?

What day is it today?

你哪一年参加工作的?

nǐ nǎ yī nián cān jiā gōng zuò de ?

When did you start to work?

你家孩子今年几月出生的?

nǐ jiā hái zi jīn nián jǐ yuè chū shēng de ?

In which month is your child born?

你是哪一年生的?

nǐ shì nǎ yī nián shēng de ?

In which year did you get born?

你的生日是几月几号?

nǐ de shēng rì shì jǐ yuè jǐ hào ?

Which day is your birthday?

今天是八月十号。

jīn tiān shì bā yuè shí hào 。

Today is August 10th.

今天是星期天。

jīn tiān shì xīng qī tiān 。

Today is sunday.

一九九九年七月我大学毕业。

yī jiǔ jiǔ jiǔ nián qī yuè wǒ dà xué bì yè 。

I graduated from university in July, 1999.

我是一九七八年五月十日出生的。

wǒ shì yī jiǔ qī bā nián wǔ yuè shí rì chū shēng de 。

I was born on May 10th, 1978.

这个礼拜六我去上海。

zhè gè lǐ bài liù wǒ qù shàng hǎi 。

I am going to Shanghai this saturday.

每个月我们都看一次电影。

měi gè yuè wǒ mén dōu kàn yī cì diàn yǐng 。

We go to the cinema once every month.

我每天都工作10个小时。

wǒ měi tiān dōu gōng zuò 10 gè xiǎo shí 。

I work 10 hours a day.

我每星期都和好朋友聚一下。

wǒ měi xīng qī dōu hé hǎo péng yǒu jù yī xià 。

I visit my good friends every week.

 

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