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Telling Time in Chinese

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ID: AI025 Newbie
  In this All the Way to Intermediate lesson, we focus on talking about time in Chinese. How to reference different times of the day (Morning, Afternoon) and how to mention specific time in the structure: Hour 点/點 Minutes 分. Make sure to watch other ATWTI episodes and don't forget to visit Practice tab for more links. If you think you've missed some of the series, check our playlist here: All the Way to Intermediate Here are other related lessons from our library that will supplement this lesson and boost your Chinese level. When is the Meeting? What Time do you Get Up? Scheduling a Time
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
现在 xiàn zài now; at present
现在 xiàn zài now
几点 jǐ diǎn what time
diǎn hour
现在几点?
xiànzài jǐdiǎn ?
What time is it now?
现在一点
xiànzài yī diǎn
Now it's 1 o'clock.
现在上午八点
xiànzài shàngwǔ bā diǎn
It's now 8am.
现在中午十二点
xiànzài zhōngwǔ shíèr diǎn
It's now 12 noon.
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