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Pinyin 中文 English   Pinyin 中文 English
shénme shíhòu 什么时候 when   gēn with
jīntiān 今天 today   xiànzài 现在 now
zuótiān 昨天 yesterday   then
míngtiān 明天 tomorrow   xiàwǔ 下午 afternoon
shàngwǔ 上午 late morning   zhōngwǔ 中午 noon
[time], [day] = jīntiān, míngtiān, zuótiān, xiànzài
[time], [part] = shàngwǔ, xiàwǔ, zhōngwǔ, zǎoshang, wǎnshang
[place] = xuéxiào, bàngōngshì, shāngdiàn, fàndiàn, zhèlǐ
[city] = Bě]ijīng, Shànghǎi, Xī’ān
[drink] = píjiǔ, kāfēi, chá, shuǐ, kělè, lǜ chá, hóng chá

# Prompt Response
1 Nǐ shénme shíhòu [qù]? Wǒ [time] [qù].
2 Nǐ míngtiān shénme shíhòu [lái]? Wǒ míngtiān [part] [lái].
3 Nǐ shénme shíhòu [qù] [place]? Wǒ [time] [qù] [place].
4 Wǒmen shénme shíhòu jiàn? Wǒmen [day] [part] jiàn ba.
5 Nǐ kéyǐ [time1] qù chī fàn ma? Bù kéyǐ. [time2] ba.
6 Ní xiǎng [day] lái ma? Xiǎng. wǒ yào [day] [time] lái.
7 Wǒmen shénme shíhòu hē [drink]? [time] ba
8 Ní xiǎng gēn wǒ qù [place] ma? shénme shíhòu qù?
[time] hǎo ma? Hǎode. Nà, [time] jiàn

Suggestions for Usage

Tell the students about some events you have planned for today and tomorrow. They will fill in a planner. Use this format for your question:

[day] [time of day] [time] wǒ [activity] [activity] = qù [place], chī [food], hē [drink], jiàn [person]

Optional alternatives: zài [place] [activity], gēn [person] [activity]

Planner 1 jīntiān míngtiān
zǎoshang 7 7
8 8
shàngwǔ 9 9
10 10
11 11
zhōngwǔ 12 12
xiàwǔ 1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
wǎnshang 5 5

 

Planner 2 jīntiān míngtiān
zǎoshang 7 7
8 8
shàngwǔ 9 9
10 10
11 11
zhōngwǔ 12 12
xiàwǔ 1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
wǎnshang 5 5
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