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Learn Chinese 10 : What time is it now?

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Click on the speaker icon of each sentence and listen to the recording. Each sentence follows this pattern : Pinyin (that's Chinese written in Latin characters), Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and the English translation of the sentence.
1.
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John, ní hǎo!
John,你好﹗
John, 你好﹗
Hello, John!
2.
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Lǐ xiānsheng, ní hǎo!
李先生﹐你好﹗
李先生﹐你好﹗
Hello, Mr. Li!
3.
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Xiànzài jǐ diǎnzhōng?
现在几点钟﹖
現在幾點鐘﹖
What time is it now?
4.
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Xiànzài bā diǎnzhōng.
现在八点钟。
現在八點鐘。
It is eight o'clock now.
5.
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Nǐ dào nálǐ qù?
你到哪里去﹖
你到哪裡去﹖
Where are you going?
6.
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Wǒ dào gōngsī qù shàngbān.
我到公司去上班。
我到公司去上班。
I am going to (my) company to work.
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Nǐ shénme shíhòu huí jiā?
你什么时候回家﹖
你什麼時候回家﹖
When do you go home?
8.
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Wǒ wǔ diǎn bàn huí jiā.
我五点半回家。
我五點半回家。
I go home at half past five.
9.
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Wǒmen jīntiān wǎnshàng xué Yīngwén, duì bu duì?
我们今天晚上学英文﹐对不对﹖
我們今天晚上學英文﹐對不對﹖
We are going to learn English tonight, is it right?
10.
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Duì, wǒmen wǎnshang qī diǎn jiàn, hǎo bu hǎo?
对﹐我们晚上七点见﹐好不好﹖
對﹐我們晚上七點見﹐好不好﹖
Right. We'll meet at seven in the evening, is it OK?
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Hǎo, wǎnshàng jiàn.
好﹐晚上见。
好﹐晚上見。
Good, see you in the evening.
Notes
  • There is another example of 'dào': dào gōngsī qù (go to the company). Note that the prepositional phrase is before the verb 'qù'.
  • 'Nǐ dào nálǐ qù?' is not just a question. It is also a greeting to your acquaintances. The response is 'Wǒ dào...qù'. This is a common greeting in Chinese.

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