How to say one hour in Chinese: Yī Gè Xiǎoshí


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How to say one hour in Chinese: Yī Gè Xiǎoshí

Learning Chinese for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say one hour in Chinese: Yī Gè Xiǎoshí
Say it out loud: “Ee Guh Shyao Shr

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Some more helpful words in our Chinese Time category:

business hours – Yíngyè Shíjiān  (Ing Yay Shr Jyen)
day after tomorrow – Hòutiān  (Hou Tyen)
one hour – Yī Gè Xiǎoshí  (Ee Guh Shyao Shr)
this evening – Jīn Wǎn  (Jin Wan)
this morning – Jīn Zǎo  (Jin Dzao)
today – Jīntiān  (Jin Tyen)
tomorrow – Míngtiān  (Ming Tyen)
two hours – Liǎng Gè Xiǎoshí  (Lyang Guh Shyao Shr)
when? – Shénmēshíhòu?  (Shuh Me Shr Hou?)
yesterday; last night – Zuótiān / Zuó Wǎn  (Dzwo Tyen / Dzwo Wan)
you got the time? – Xiànzài Jǐ Diǎn  (Shyen Dzai Jee Dyen?)

And here’s how to say one hour in other languages!

Arabic–Sa'a Waheda  (sa ha wa he da)
Chinese–Yī Gè Xiǎoshí  (Ee Guh Shyao Shr)
Croatian–jedan sat  (yay dahn saht)
Czech–jedna hodina  (yehd nah hoe deena)
Finnish–(yksi) tunti  (ixi tuhn tih)
French–Une heures  (un ayeh)
German–eine stunde  (īn uh shtoon duh)
Italian–Uno ora  (oo no ora)
Japanese–Ichi Jikan  (Ee Chee Jee Kahn)
Korean–Han Sigan  (Han Shi Gan)
Polish–godzina  (goh jee' na)
Portuguese–Uma Hora  (oo mah oh rah)
Russian–odin chas  (ah deen chahs)
Spanish–una hora  (oo nuh or uh)
Swahili–lisaa limoja  (lee sah lee mo jah)
Thai–Nueng Chua Mong  (noong CHOO-ah mong)
Turkish–bir saat  (beer saht)
Vietnamese–Một Giờ  (Mot Yuh)

'I'll be there in "one hour" (Yī Gè Xiǎoshí). Or give me "one hour" (Yī Gè Xiǎoshí). Our favorite, almost default time when we are making an appointment. Doesn't it sound even better when said in Chinese? What about other 'timely' phrases? Get them from the instant access to the Chinese Language Set.


Fred Bane
Biography: Fred Bane is a media producer and translator living in Nanjing China. Since graduating with a BA in International Relations from American University in 2007, Fred has lived in Vietnam and then China, where he received a Masters in Ethnography from Nanjing University in 2012. Fred currently works for a non-profit organization involved in education and cultural exchange, and moonlights as a Chinese-English medical translator.
Born: Portland, Oregon, USA
Location: Nanjing, China
Website : Ameson Education and Culture Exchange Foundation

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