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Chinese Mini-test: When Will the Film Start? (Beginner)

Jun. 23, 2011

Beginner Level 初级 (chūjí)

Choose the correct answer based on the following short conversation.

    Yǐjīng qīdiǎn le, diànyǐng zěnme hái bù kāishǐ?
A: 已经  七  点  了,电影      怎么   还  不  开始?
    It’s already 7 o’clock. Why hasn’t the film started?

    Háiyǒu shí fēnzhōng ne.
B: 还有     十    分钟      呢。
    There is still ten minutes before it starts.

Diànyǐng jǐdiǎn kāishǐ?
电影        几点    开始?
When will the film start?

A: 七点十分 (qīdiǎn shífēn)
B: 七点 (qīdiǎn)
C: 七点半 (qīdiǎnbàn)

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I’m sure the answer is A. The time should be ten minutes past seven.

“7:45”should be “七点四十五(qī diǎn sì shí wǔ)” in Chinese.

I want to learn more about writing Mandarin. Here, I have a question: how is 7:45 written using Chinese characters?

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