Chinese Time Expressions

中文时间表达

Zhōng Wén Shí Jiān Biǎo Dá

Chinese Time Expressions including Time Words, Regular Time Phrases, and Sentences are essential for beginners. Continue to Learn Chinese Time Expressions in a typical combination with explanations and samples.

Key Time Words

The following Key Time Words in Chinese are essential for learning and enlarging more Chinese time words, phrases, and expressions. Hover over each of the following for regular meanings in English, and know more by clicking or tapping.

tiān

Day

天 | tiān

zhōu

Week

周 | zhōu

xīng qī
星期

Week

星期 | xīng qī


Day

日 | rì

yuè

Month

月 | yuè

jì jié
季节

Season

季节 | jì jié

or shortly as 季

jì dù
季度

Quarter

季度 | jì dù

or shortly as 季

nián

Year

年 | nián

xún

Ten-Day/Year

旬 | xún

Ten-Day of a Month
or Ten-Year Period

shì jì
世纪

Century

世纪 | shì jì

or known as 百年

xiǎo shí
小时

Hour

小时 | xiǎo shí

or shortly as 时


Quarter (of an Hour)

刻 | kè

E.g. 一刻钟

miǎo

Second

秒 | miǎo

fēn
分钟

Minute

分钟 | fēn zhōng

or shortly as 分

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Read bilingual stories and learn about how to read and write days, days of the week, months, years, time clock, and more Chinese time expressions, in company with sample Chinese sentences and corrections.

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