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 native Mandarin Chinese speaker from Beijing, guides you through your trip in China. Dani will help you learn Chinese words and phrases that you need to know as you encounter real life situations while in China. You will also learn interesting and useful lessons about Chinese culture and values along the way. Our lessons are designed to help you learn Chinese online without the need to download or install any software. You can start to learn Chinese free by availing of our 10 free lessons.