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9. Talking About Time

August 2nd, 2009 - by Huang Jason


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1. What time is it now?   现在   xiàn zài | jǐ;jī | diǎn ?
2. It\’s two o\’clock.   现在 两点   xiàn zài | liǎng diǎn 。
3. It\’s a quarter past five.   现在 五点 一刻   xiàn zài | shì | wǔ diǎn | yī kè 。
4. It\’s ten minutes to four.   现在 十分 四点   xiàn zài | chā;chà;chāi | shí fēn | zhōng | dào | sì diǎn 。
5. It\’s half past nine.   现在   xiàn zài | shì | jiǔ | diǎn | bàn 。
6. It\’s one o\’clock sharp.   现在 一点   xiàn zài | yī diǎn | zhěng 。
7. It\’s not four o\’clock.   四点   hái;huán | méi;mò | dào | sì diǎn | nē;ní 。
8. My watch says two o\’clock.   我的 两点   wǒ de | biǎo | shì | liǎng diǎn | zhōng 。
9. My watch is two minutes fast.   我的 两分   wǒ de | biǎo | kuài | le;liǎo;liào | liǎng fēn | zhōng 。
10. What\’s the time by your watch?   你的   nǐ de | biǎo | jǐ;jī | diǎn | le;liǎo;liào ?
11. We must arrive there on time.   我们 必须 准时   wǒ men | bì xū | zhǔn shí | dào | nà;nèi | er;ér 。
12. There are only two minutes left.   两分   zhī;zhǐ | shèng | liǎng fēn | zhōng | le;liǎo;liào 。
13. Can you finish your work ahead of time?   提前 完成 工作   nǐ | néng | tí qián | wān chéng | gōng zuò | ma ?
14. The flight is delayed.   飞机 晚点 起飞   fēi jī | wǎn diǎn | qǐ fēi 。
15. The meeting is put off.   会议 延期   huì yì | yán qí;yán qī | le;liǎo;liào 。

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