Learning : Greetings And Time Words
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Abstract : Guten Morgen! Bon Jour! Buon Jiorno! And in Chinese? Read on and find out the Chinese way of say the time words of the day! In Chinese it’s all Logical! Learn how to say time words such as Today, Tonight, Tomorrow, morning, evening and afternoon! Very important when planning dates! Business & Pleasure!

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Hi Dàjiā hǎo, wǒ shì Benny, nǐmen hǎo ma? (Hi everyone, I am Benny, how are you guys) Welcome to AskBennychinese.com Experience. Today we will learn some words that are related to the time. We call them Time Words. So you can try to make an appointment with your Chinese friends. Are you ready? Let’s go for it!

zǎoshang

早上

early morning

shàngwǔ

上午

morning

xiàwǔ

下午

afternoon

wǎnshang

晚上

evening

jīntiān

今天

today

míngtiān

明天

tomorrow

jīntiān xiàwǔ

今天下午

this afternoon (today afternoon)

jīntiān wǎnshang

今天晚上

tonight (today evening)

to go


FOR EXAMPLE:

Zǎoshang hǎo.

Good morning.

早上好。

Xiàwǔ hǎo.

Good afternoon.

下午好。

Wǎnshang hǎo.

Good evening.

晚上好。

Wǒ míngtiān shàngwǔ qù Sūzhōu.

I will go to Suzhou tomorrow morning.

我明天上午去苏州。

Wǒ jīntiān xiàwǔ qù Shànghǎi.

I will go to Shanghai this afternoon.

我今天下午去上海。

Wǒ jīntiān wǎnshang qù Xīntiāndì.

I will go to Xintiandi tonight.

我今天晚上去新天地。


And then see how to ask a question for these?

zuò

to do

kěyǐ

可以

can

gōngzuò

工作

to work

shénme

什么

what

nǎli

哪里

where


FOR EXAMPLE:

Nǐ míngtiān shàngwǔ zuò shénme?

What will you do tomorrow morning?

你明天上午做什么?

Wǒ jīntiān shàngwǔ kěyǐ gōngzuò.

I can work this morning.

我今天上午可以工作。

Nǐ jīntiān xiàwǔ qù nǎlǐ?

Where will you go this afternoon?

你今天下午去哪里?


Ok, more practice makes more progress. I try another way to help you master them.

Nǐ míngtiān shàngwǔ gōngzuò ma?

Wǒ míngtiān shàngwǔ bù gōngzuò.

Nǐ míngtiān shàngwǔ zuò shénme?

Wǒ míngtiān shàngwǔ qù Sūzhōu.


Now, you will feel strange and ask Benny that this is not enough for me to make an appointment with my friend." You are right, above is just the first step. Next time I will give you more words and sentence patterns. Why don't you try today's words first? You will see a surprised smile on your friend's face. See you next time! Zàijiàn!

 

It's easy as ABC!

 

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Daily Juice

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qiāo

extort/knock/to strike/to knock (at a door)/to hit

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