Telling Daily Schedule in Mandarin

Words to Master

NoMandarin PinyinEnglish
1早上zǎoshangmorning (from sunrise-about 9.00 a.m)
2上午shàngwǔmorning (9.00 a.m-noon)
3中午zhōngwǔnoon
4下午xiàwǔafternoon
5晚上wǎnshàngevening (from sunset-12.00 pm)
6to go
7公司gōngsīcompany
8开会kāihuìto have a meeting
9road
10吃饭chīfànto eat meal
11jiànto meet
12客户kèhùclient/customer
13学校 xuéxiào school
14学习xuéxí to study
15汉语HànyǔMandarin
16非常fēichángvery much
17高兴gāoxìnghappy
18一起yīqǐtogether
19

Greeting People

To greet people in the morning you say 早上好! (Zǎoshang hǎo!) or you just can say ! (Zǎo!). It has the same meaning as 早上好! (Zǎoshang hǎo!)

Telling Your Daily Activities/Schedule

The following sentences use the same grammatical construction, it is some one sometime goes somewhere does something.

1.早上去学校学习日语

Wǒ zǎoshang qù xuéxiào xuéxí Rìyǔ.

2.上午去医院见医生。

Wǒ shàngwǔ qù yīyuàn jiàn yīshēng.

3.我中午去食堂吃午饭。

Wǒ zhōngwǔ qù shítáng chī wǔfàn.

4.我下午去山路见朋友

Wǒ xiàwǔ qù Shān lù jiàn péngyǒu.

5.我晚上回家吃晚饭

Wǒ wǎnshàng huí jiā chī wǎnfàn.

Look at my schedule above. It seems that I am very very busy.

我非常忙

Wǒ fēicháng máng.

非常(fēicháng) has the same meaning as 很(hěn) but stronger. 很(hěn) means very,  非常(fēicháng) means very much/very very.

Let’s see some other example:

1.她非常漂亮

Tā fēicháng piàoliang.

2.你非常厉害

Nǐ fēicháng lìhài.

Read and practice the following dialogue!

X: 早上好!

X: Zǎoshang hǎo!

Y: 上好!

Y: Zǎoshang hǎo!

X: 你今天忙吗?

X: Nǐ jīntiān máng ma?

Y: 我今天非常忙。我上午去公司开会。下午去山路见客户。晚上去学校学习汉语。

Y: Wǒ jīntiān fēicháng máng. Wǒ shàngwǔ qù gōngsī kāihuì. Xiàwǔ qù Shān lù jiàn kèhù. Wǎnshàng qù xuéxiào xuéxí Hànyǔ.

X: 我们中午一起吃饭吧!

X: Wǒmen zhōngwǔ yīqǐ chīfàn ba!

Y: 好啊!

Y: Hǎo a!

 

 

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