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Learn how to convey authentic expressions of time in Chinese

Jul. 24, 2013

1. Answer: 昨天(zuótiān)

According to its translation, “昨天(zuótiān)” should be filled in the blank.

Some commonly used expressions concerning “天(tiān)” in Chinese are as follows:

qiántiān zuótiān jīntiān mínɡtiān hòutiān
前天 昨天 今天 明天 后天
the day before yesterday yesterday today tomorrow the day after tomorrow

2. Answer: 明年(mínɡnián)

According to its translation, “明年(mínɡnián)” should be filled in the blank.

Some commonly used expressions concerning “年(nián)” in Chinese are as follows:

qiánnián qùnián jīnnián mínɡnián hòunián
前 年 去年 今 年 明年 后年
the year before last year last year this year next year the year after next year

3. Answer: 下个月(xiàge yuè)

According to its translation, “下个月(xiàge yuè)” should be filled in the blank.

Some commonly used expressions concerning “月(yuè)” in Chinese are as follows:

shàngshàngge yuè shàngge yuè zhège yuè xiàge yuè xiàxiàge yuè
上上个月 上个月 这个月 下个月 下下个月
the month before last month last month this month next month the month after next month

4. Answer: 上个星期(shàngge xīngqī)

According to its translation, “上个星期(shàngge xīngqī)” should be filled in the blank.

Some commonly used expressions concerning “星期(xīngqī)” in Chinese are as follows:

shàngshàngge xīngqī shàngge xīngqī zhège xīngqī xiàge xīngqī xiàxiàge xīngqī
上上个星期 上个星期 这个星期 下个星期 下下个星期
shàngshàngge lǐbài shàngge lǐbài zhège lǐbài xiàge lǐbài xiàxiàge lǐbài
上上个礼拜 上个礼拜 这个礼拜 下个礼拜 下下个礼拜
the week before last week last week this week next week the week after next week

In all these time expressions, “上(shàng)” means last or before, denoting past tense; “这(zhè)” means this, denoting present tense; “下(xià)” means next or after, denoting future tense.

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