Basic Spoken Mandarin

4. Asking the time  

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New words Additional words New phrases
Now 现在 Shop 商店 What time is it? 现在几点
What time? 几点 Watch, read, look The bank opens at 8. 银行8点开门
...o'clock Film, movie 电影 What time is the flight? 几点的飞机?
123456789,  10 123456789, 10 Take (transport), travel by, sit    
Open (for business) 开门 You    
Airplane, flight 飞机 He, she, it    
[Sentence particle] I, me    


How do you say

What time are you going to the hotel? I am going to the hotel at 5 o'clock.

What time is the flight to Xi'an?  10:15 

What time are you going to see the film?  I am going to watch the one at 9 o'clock 

What time does the restaurant open? 5:30

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