In this video lesson we'll learn how to ask when in Chinese using "什么时候" and also how to ask when in Chinese more specifically using other Time-related Question Phrases.
The most common way to ask when in Chinese is to use the Question Phrase 什么时候 shénme shíhou. 什么 means what. 时候 refers to (1) a time point; (2) a time period, a duration of time. 什么时候 together can be translated as when in Chinese. To ask when in Chinese, we follow this structure:
Instead of asking when in general, we may sometimes want to ask when more specifically. For example what time of the day, what day of the week, or what day of the month... Below are some useful Time Question Phrases that can be used to ask when in Chinese more specifically:
When we ask questions with them, we also follow this structure:
Sometimes these Time Question Phrases can even be combined together to ask when in Chinese more specifically, for example:
We learned that in Chinese 店 diàn means shop or store, as in 商店 shāngdiàn. If we want to say different shops in Chinese, usually we can use this structure:
Be careful that not all shops use this structure.
走 zǒu means to walk or to leave in Chinese. So this sentence could have two meanings: