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How To Tell The Time In Mandarin Chinese

One of most important thing in the chinese language is the time, the pronunciation and the writing time in Chinese language is quite difficult, but now we will learn all about the time in Chinese language

English Chinese Traditional Pinyin
Second 第二  / 秒 dì èr / Miǎo
Minute  分鐘 fēn zhōng
Hour 小时 / 鐘頭 Xiǎo shí / Zhōng tóu
Day 一天 yī tiān
Week zhōu
Month 一個月 yī gè yuè
Year 一年 yī nián
Morning 上午 Shàng wǔ
Afternoon 下午 Xià wǔ
Evening 晚上 Wǎn shàng
Night 夜裡 Yè lǐ

What time is it? -(现在几点了?)-(xiàn zài jī diǎn le?)

Time Chinese Pinyin
2:30 二點半 èr diǎn bàn
2:15 一點一刻 yī diǎn yī kè
7:25 七四五 qī sì wǔ
2:20 二二零 èr èr líng
9:05 九五 jiǔ wǔ
1:00 一點鐘 yī diǎn zhōng
2:00 兩點鐘 liǎng diǎn zhōng
3:00 三點鐘 sān diǎn zhōng

Examples:

It's seven o'clock.

它的二點一刻

tā de èr diǎn yī kè

It's quarter to two.

這是一點鐘

zhè shì yī diǎn zhōng

It's twenty past six.

它的三時半

tā de sān shí bàn

It's twelve o'clock

它的十二點

tā de shí èr diǎn

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