Chinese | Phrases - Travel | Dates and Time

Dates and Time - Telling the Time

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

Dates and Time - Time

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

Dates and Time - Weekdays

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

Dates and Time - Seasons

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