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Learn Chinese 10 : What time is it now?

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1.
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Lǐ xiānsheng, xiànzài jǐ diǎn le?
李先生﹐现在几点了﹖
李先生﹐現在幾點了﹖
Mr. Li, what time is it now?
2.
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Bā diǎn shí fēn.
八点十分。
八點十分。
8:10.
3.
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Wǒmen xué le yí ge xiǎoshí le.
我们学了一个小时了。
我們學了一個小時了。
We have studied for one hour (already).
4.
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Yào bu yào xiūxi yíxiàr?
要不要休息一下儿﹖
要不要休息一下兒﹖
(Do you) need a rest?
5.
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Hǎo, wǒmen xiūxi shí fēnzhōng, bā diǎn er4shí fēn zài kāishǐ.
好,我们休息十分钟,八点二十分再开始。
好,我們休息十分鐘,八點二十分再開始。
Fine, let's take a ten minute break. Let's resume at eight twenty.
6.
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Xíng.
行。
行。
OK.
7.
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John, xiànzài bā diǎn er4shíwǔ fēn le.
John,现在八点二十五分了。
John, 現在八點二十五分了。
John, it is already 8:25.
8.
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Wǒmen jìxù xué ba.
我们继续学吧。
我們繼續學吧。
Let's continue to study.
9.
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Hǎo, Lǐ xiānsheng, 'five to nine' Zhōngwén zénme shuō?
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Good. Mr. Li, how to say 'five to nine' in Chinese?
10.
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Chà wǔ fēn jiú diǎn.
差五分九点。
差五分九點。
Five to nine.
11.
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Xiàzài chà wǔ fēn jiú diǎn. Duì bu duì?
现在差五分九点。 对不对﹖
現在差五分九點。對不對﹖
It is five to nine now. Is it correct?
12.
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Duì, wǒmen gāi xiàkè le.
对﹐我们该下课了。
對﹐我們該下課了。
Right, we should finish class now.
Notes
  • 'le' indicates the change of status. 'Xiànzài jǐ diǎn le?' means 'What time is is NOW?'
  • 'Xiànzài bā diǎn er4shíwǔ fēn le. It is already 8:25 now.'

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