How to say you got the time? in Chinese: Xiànzài Jǐ Diǎn


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How to say you got the time? in Chinese: Xiànzài Jǐ Diǎn

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

To say you got the time? in Chinese: Xiànzài Jǐ Diǎn
Say it out loud: “Shyen Dzai Jee Dyen?

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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 you got the time? in other languages!

Arabic–Hal Ma'ak Wakt?  (hal ma ha ka wakt)
Chinese–Xiànzài Jǐ Diǎn  (Shyen Dzai Jee Dyen?)
Croatian–koliko je sati?  (koe lee koe yay sah tee?)
Czech–kolik je hodin?  (ko leek yeh ho deen?)
Finnish–Paljonko kello on?  (Pahl yon coh kehl loh on?)
French–Quelle heure est-il?  (kay law her teel)
German–wie spät ist es?  (vee shpayt isst ess)
Italian–A che ora  (ah Kay ora)
Japanese–Jikan Ha Arimasu Ka?  (Jee Kahn Wah Ah Ree Mass Kah?)
Korean–Myeot Siyeyo?  (Myut Shi Ae Yo?)
Polish–która godzina?  (too'rah go jee'na?)
Portuguese–Que Horas São?  (kay oh ras sah-oo?)
Russian–skolko vremeni  (oo vahs yest vrye mya?)
Spanish–¿qué es el tiempo?  (kay ess el tee em' poe?)
Swahili–saa ngapi?  (sah n gah pee)
Thai–Gi Mong Laeo  (gee mohng lay-oh?)
Turkish–saat kaç?  (saht kahch)
Vietnamese–Bạn Có Rảnh Không?  (Ban Caw Ran Khom?)

While sun or moon gazing would give you the approximate time should you not have a watch, you can always ask the person next to you by asking "you got the time?" (Xiànzài Jǐ Diǎn) in Chinese. Sometimes, time precision is key. for more of useful phrases, get 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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