Telling the time in Chinese is very similar in structure to English. Here you'll learn all aspects and different possible ways of saying the time in Mandarin Chinese, including the words for half past and a quarter past. You'll also learn how to specify a.m. or p.m. if necessary.
Leo is working late when Dani stops by his desk. Dani asks what time he will work until. Leo takes the opportunity to find out how to say the time in Mandarin Chinese. Dani also teaches Leo how to include the time in sentences in Chinese, which will be very useful when working to tight deadlines in an office envoironment!
A common saying in China goes "Time is money, but you cannot buy it with money". As a competitive and busy society, time is valued highly among Chinese people. It is wise not to arrive late for meetings and appointments. Chinese people generally like to stay busy and always do something productive with their time.
About our Lessons
Dani, a Mandarin Chinese speaker and native of Beijing, guides you along your travels in China. Dani will help you learn Chinese words and phrases essential to navigate through real life scenarios in everyday Chinese life. You will also benefit from fascinating and practical lessons about the culture of China and its values. The lessons will allow you to learn Chinese online without the need for downloads or software installations. You can begin to learn Chinese free by taking advantage of our ten free Chinese lessons.