Time of Day

Time of Day

Word Order

Remember:

  • Time-when is always expressed before the verb
  • The order of time description is always from more general to more specific

Check out this video where Yi laoshi explains sentence word order using words from this weeks lesson.

Introducing clock time and time of day

Now lets watch a video with sentences using morning, noon and night. This is a bit of a preview for Lesson 10

PinyinChineseEnglish
Zǎoshang qī diǎn早上七点Seven in the morning
shàngwǔ shíyī diǎn上午十一点Eleven o’clock in the morning
zhōngwǔ shí’èr diǎn中午十二点Noon
xiàwǔ sān diǎn yīkè下午三点一刻Three o’clock in the afternoon
wǎnshàng qī diǎn bàn晚上七点半Seven thirty in the evening
língchén yī diǎn sān kè凌晨一点三刻One fifteen in the morning
língchén chà yī kè liǎng diǎn凌晨差一刻两点Quarter to two in the morning

 

New Vocabulary

 

pinyinchineseenglish
língchén凌晨between midnight and 6AM
chàalmost, less than
bànhalf
quarter