Learning : How to Tell the Time
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Abstract : Here’s a riddle for you: I never stop moving; I can change you but you cannot see me; I can control you, but you cannot feel me; I am everywhere but you cannot hold me. What am I? That’s right! TIME. One of the most important things to learn, for any one who needs to meet friends, set business appointments or simply to start a conversation. Learn phrases like 3 o'clock and half past 7!

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Hello everyone. Time flies when you’re having fun! Time is money! Have you ever heard these sentences? Today I am gonna teach you how to describe Time in Chinese. Since we’ve already learned basic numbers, it makes it much easier to learn Time.

diǎn

o'clock

bàn

half


number + diǎn time


FOR EXAMPLE:

sān diǎn

三点

3 o'clock

qī diǎn

七点

7 o'clock

qīdiǎn bàn

七点半

seven thirty

shíèr diǎn bàn

十二点半

twelve thirty


This is the end of this experience, see you next time, xièxie, zàijiàn!

 

It's easy as ABC!

 

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