26 – What time? Mấy giờ…?

Standard

Also see # 9 “When… bao giờ/khi nào?

To ask What time do you do something?

use Mấy giờ…? (what hour)? or … lúc mấy giờ? (at what hour)

Question:

Mấy giờ + subject + verb (+ object) ?  

Subject + verb (+ object) + lúc mấy giờ?

Answer: Time  or  subject + verb + lúc + the exact time

Bây giờ mấy giờ? Mười (10) giờ ba mươi (30)  phút sáng
Now is what time? 10:30 in the morning
Bạn đi làm lúc mấy giờ? Tám (8) giờ tối
You go to work at what time? 8 pm
Mấy giờ máy bay cất cánh? Khoảng 5 giờ chiều
What time the plane takes off? Approximately 5 pm

Quick questions: To ask “What time is it now?” (what is the time?), you can either ask

– Bây giờ là mấy giờ?

– Mấy giờ rồi?

Giờ: hour; phút: minute; giây: second.

Period:

  • sáng (am, morning approx. before 11am),
  • trưa (noon between approx. 11am -1 pm),
  • chiều (pm, afternoon),
  • tối (pm, evening),
  • đêm (pm midnight)

The format is # giờ + # phút + # giây + period.

Example: tám (8) giờ mười (10) phút tối – 8:10 pm; hai (2) giờ chiều – 2pm

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