# 2.3.3: Time Clock (模块三- 时间)

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Module III: Time Clock

Scenario 3.1: An Dawei asks Li Ming what time it is.

LM:

diǎn

o’clock

bàn

half

Note:

 8:00 bā diǎn 八点 8:05 bā diǎn líng wǔ (fēn) 八点零五（分） 8:10 bā diǎn shí fēn 八点十分 8:15 bā diǎn shíwǔ (fēn)/ bā diǎn yí kè 八点十五（分）/ 八点一刻 8:30 bā diǎn bàn/bā diǎn sānshí (fēn) 八点半/ 八点三十（分） 8:45 bā diǎn sì shíwǔ (fēn)/ bā diǎn sān kè 八点四十五（分）/ 八点三刻

 Scenario 3.2: An Dawei asks Li Ming what time he will go to school. AD: LM: AD: LM: 李明，你几点去学校？ 九点。你呢？ 我想八点半走。 好吧，我们一起走。 去 qù to go to 学校 xuéxiào school 想 xiǎng want to 走 zǒu to leave 好吧 hǎo ba Okay 我们 wǒmen we, us 一起 yìqǐ together Note: TIME-WHEN PHRASE Time-When phrases are phrases that indicate the point in time, like “two o’clock,” “today,” “this week,” “next year,” and so on. In Chinese, a Time-When phrase is usually placed before the verb, and sometimes can appear at the beginning of the sentence. Note that this word order is different from English, since in English time phrases are usually placed at the end of sentences. The pattern is: Subject + Time-When + Verb + Noun 我 八点半 去 学校。 (lit. “I at 8:30 go to school.”) There is another kind of time phrase, called a Time-Duration phrase, that indicates a period of time, such as “two hours,” “one day,” “a week,” “ one year.” Time-Duration will be introduced later. 一起 means “together.” As an unmovable adverb, 一起 only appears before the verb. The pattern is : Subject + Unmovable Adverb + Verb 我们 一起 去。 (lit. “We together go.”) 一起 yīqǐ together

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