Pinyin 中文 English   Pinyin 中文 English
gànshénme 干什么 what are you doing?   shì matter, affair
xīngqī 星期 week   kǎoyā 烤鸭 roast duck
xīngqī jǐ 星期几 which day   diǎnzhōng 点钟 hour o’clock
bàn half   yíkè 一刻 one quarter hour
zǎo yìdiǎn 早一点 a little earlier   wǎn yìdiǎn 晚一点 a little later
[time] = [day] = jīntiān, míngtiān, zuǒtiān, xiànzài, xīngqīyi – xīngqītian
[time] = [part] = shàngwǔ, xiàwǔ, zhōngwǔ, zǎoshang, wǎnshang
[time] = [hour] = yì diǎnzhōng, … , shí er diǎnzhōng, X diǎn bàn, X diǎn (yí/sān) kè
[place] = xuéxiào, bàngōngshì, shāngdiàn, fàndiàn, zhèlǐ
[city] = Běijīng, Shànghǎi, Xī’ān
[drink] = píjiǔ, kāfēi, chá, shuǐ, kělè, lǜ chá, hóng chá

# Prompt Response
1 Nǐ jí diǎn qù? Wǒ [hour] diǎn qù.
2 Nǐ míngtiān shénme shíhòu lái? Wǒ míngtiān [hour] diǎn lái.
3 Nǐ jí diǎn qù [place]? Wǒ [hour] diǎn qù [place].
4 Nǐ [time] gàn shénme? Wǒ méi shì / Wó yǒu shì / Wǒ qù [place]
5 Wǒmen shénme shíhòu jiàn? Wǒmen [part] [hour] diǎn jiàn ba.
6 Nǐ kéyǐ [time1] chī fàn ma? Bù kéyǐ. [time2] ba.
7 Ní xiǎng [time] lái ma? Xiǎng. wǒ yào [time] qù.
8 Wǒmen shénme shíhòu hē [drink]? [day] [time] diǎn ba?
9 Nǐ míngtiān shénme shíhòu qù [place]? Míngtiān [time] qù.

Suggestions for this activity

Tell the participants about some events you have planned for next week. They will fill in the planner. Then ask the questions about the events.

Use this type of sentence to describe the activities:

  • Xīngqī [day] [time of day] [time] wǒ [activity]
  • [activity] = qù [place], chī [food], hē [drink], jiàn [person]
  • more complex activities: zài [place] [activity], gēn [person] [activity]

Then query the students with these questions:

  • Wǒ shénme shíhòu [activity] ?
  •  Wǒ xīngqī [day] [time] gànshénme?
  •  Wǒ xīngqī [day] gànshénme?
    qiántiān zuótian jīntiān míngtiān hòutiān  
xīngqī tiān xīngqī yī xīngqī èr xīngqī sān xīngqī sì xīngqī wǔ xīngqīl iù
zǎoshang 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
8 8 8 8 8 8 8
shàngwǔ 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
10 10 10 10 10 10 10
11 11 11 11 11 11 11
zhōngwǔ 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
xiàwǔ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 4 4 4 4 4 4
wǎnshang 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
6 6 6 6 6 6 6
7 7 7 7 7 7 7