English | Phrases - Travel | Dates and Time

Dates and Time - Telling the Time

现在几点了?(xiànzài jǐ diǎnle?)
What time is it?
Asking for the time
现在是 ___。(xiànzài shì ___.)
It is ___.
Telling the time
…八点钟。(…bā diǎn zhōng.)
... eight o'clock.
full hour
...八点三十分。(...bā diǎn sānshí fēn.)
... half past eight.
half hour after a full hour
...八点一刻。(...bā diǎn yī kè.)
... quarter past eight.
quarter hour after a full hour
...差一刻八点。(...chā yīkè bā diǎn.)
... quarter to eight.
quarter hour to a full hour

Dates and Time - Time

什么时候?(shénme shíhòu?)
When?
Asking for the exact time and date
现在(xiànzài)
now
At this moment
很快(hěn kuài)
soon
In a short time period
稍后一会儿(shāo hòu yīhuǐ'er)
later
In an unspecified longer time period
一年前(yī nián qián)
a year ago
Time in relation to the day in question
上个月(shàng gè yuè)
last month
Time in relation to the day in question
上周(shàng zhōu)
last week
Time in relation to the day in question
昨天(zuótiān)
yesterday
Time in relation to the day in question
今天(jīntiān)
today
Time in relation to the day in question
明天(míngtiān)
tomorrow
Time in relation to the day in question
下周(xià zhōu)
next week
Time in relation to the day in question
明年(míngnián)
next year
Time in relation to the day in question
秒(miǎo)
second(s)
Time unit
分钟(fēnzhōng)
minute(s)
Time unit
小时(xiǎoshí)
hour(s)
Time unit
天(tiān)
day(s)
Time unit
周(zhōu)
week(s)
Time unit
月(yuè)
month(s)
Time unit
年(nián)
year(s)
Time unit
黎明(límíng)
dawn
Time of the day
早上(zǎoshang)
morning
Time of the day
中午(zhōngwǔ)
noon
Time of the day
下午(xiàwǔ)
afternoon
Time of the day
晚上(wǎnshàng)
evening
Time of the day
黄昏(huánghūn)
dusk
Time of the day
夜晚(yèwǎn)
night
Time of the day
午夜(wǔyè)
midnight
Time of the day

Dates and Time - Weekdays

周一(zhōuyī)
Monday
Weekday
周二(zhōu'èr)
Tuesday
Weekday
周三(zhōusān)
Wednesday
Weekday
周四(zhōu sì)
Thursday
Weekday
周五(zhōu wǔ)
Friday
Weekday
周六(zhōu liù)
Saturday
Weekday
周日(zhōu rì)
Sunday
Weekday

Dates and Time - Seasons

春季(chūnjì)
spring
Season of the year
夏季(xiàjì)
summer
Season of the year
秋季(qiūjì)
autumn/fall
Season of the year
冬季(dōngjì)
winter
Season of the year