Time in Chinese

Want to tell the time in Chinese? After this free Chinese audio lesson you'll know how to talk about different times of day and you'll get some Chinese pronunciation practice as well.  Knowing these essential Chinese phrases will ensure you never miss an important meeting or social event!

Telling the time in Chinese

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我们什么时候见面?

Wǒmen shénme shíhòu jiànmiàn?

When shall we meet?

我们几点见面?

Wǒmen jǐdiǎn jiànmiàn?

What time shall we meet?

什么时候最适合你?

Shénme shíhòu zuì shìhé nǐ?

When is best for you?

哪一天?

Nǎyìtiān (Nǎyitiān)?

On which day?

这个星期?

Zhège xīngqī?

This week?

下个星期?

Xiàge xīngqī?

Next week?

周末?

Zhōumò?

On the weekend?

周一到周五?

Zhōuyī dào zhōuwǔ?

Monday to Friday?

月初?

Yuèchū?

At the start of the month?

月底?

Yuèdǐ?

At the end of the month?

Once you’ve agreed on a day you need to agree on a time…

上午

shàngwǔ

In the morning

午饭前

wǔfàn qián

Before lunch

午饭时

wǔfàn shí

During lunch

下午

xiàwǔ

In the afternoon

傍晚

bàngwǎn

In the evening

晚上

wǎnshàng

At night

Here are some more words and phrases for you…

zǎo

early

早一点

zǎoyìdiǎn (zǎoyidiǎn)

earlier

wǎn

late

晚一点

wǎnyìdiǎn (wǎnyidiǎn)

later or later on

很快

hěnkuài

soon

现在

xiànzài

now

立刻

lìkè

straight away

昨天

zuótiān

yesterday

今天

jīntiān

today

明天

míngtiān

tomorrow

后天

hòutiān

the day after tomorrow

某时

mǒushí

sometime

十点

shídiǎn

at ten o’clock

三天内

sāntiān nèi

in three days

If you want more lessons on Chinese time then I recommend these ones!

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