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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

EnglishChinese TraditionalPinyin
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
Weekzhōu
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?)

TimeChinesePinyin
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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