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This is part 2 of how to tell the time in Chinese. You can read part 1 here.
Let's look at 'a.m.' and 'p.m.'
In Chinese we don't use those words but instead use the following time expressions.
早上 zǎoshang : Morning (Early)
上午 shàngwǔ : Morning (Before noon)
下午 xiàwǔ : Afternoon
晚上 wǎnshang : Evening (Night)
半液 bànyè : Midnight
7.15 a.m. = 早上七点一刻 zǎoshang qī diǎn yī kè
A quarter past 7 in the morning.
2 p.m. = 下午两点 xià wǔ liǎng diǎn
2 0'clock in the afternoon.
10.30 p.m. = 晚上十点半 wǎnshang shí diǎn bàn
Half past ten in the evening.
Now let's look at some questions related to time.
几点 ? jǐ diǎn ? : What time is it?
今天星期几? jīntiān xīngqī jǐ ? : What day is it today?
今天几号? jīntiān jǐ hào ?: What is the date today?
现在几月? xiànzài jǐ yuè? : What month is it (now)?
Any questions? Please let me know!
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