How to say yesterday; last night in Chinese: Zuótiān / Zuó Wǎn


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How to say yesterday; last night in Chinese: Zuótiān / Zuó Wǎn

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

To say yesterday; last night in Chinese: Zuótiān / Zuó Wǎn
Say it out loud: “Dzwo Tyen / Dzwo Wan

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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 yesterday; last night in other languages!

Chinese–Zuótiān / Zuó Wǎn  (Dzwo Tyen / Dzwo Wan)
Croatian–jučer  (you chuh)
Czech–včera; včera v noci  (vuh CHAIR ah; vuh CHAIR ah v no see)
French–Hier  (ee airh)
German–gestern (abend)  (geh staim (ah bunt))
Italian–Ieri  (yea ree)
Japanese–Kinou ; Sakuya  (Kee Know ; Sah Koo Yah)
Korean–Eoje; Eoje Bam  (Uh Je; Uh Je Bahm)
Polish–wczoraj  (vcho' rai)
Portuguese–Ontem / Ontem À Noite  (ohn tehm / ohn tehm ah no-ee chee)
Russian–vchera; proshloy noch'yu  (fche rah; proh shlay noh chyu)
Spanish–ayer  (eye yair)
Swahili–kesho kutwa  (keh shoh koot wah)
Thai–Muea Wan  (MUU-AH wan)
Turkish–dün gece  (doon geh jeh)
Vietnamese–Hôm Qua; Tối Hôm Qua  (Hom Gwa; Toy Hom Kwah)

When narrating what you were up to in Chinese, then the phrase "yesterday; last night" (Zuótiān / Zuó Wǎn) is what you want to learn, including how to say it, which you can do using our 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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