Telling Time

diǎn hour
fēn minute
miǎo second

分 is often omitted in expressing time.

(现在) Number Number (分)
xiànzài diǎn.
现在

Now it’s 7 o’clock.

xiànzài diǎn èrshí fēn.
现在 二十 分。

Now it’s 7:20.

xiànzài diǎn línɡbā fēn.
现在 零八 分。

Now it’s 7:08.

When the minute is lesser than 10, 零 should be added before the number.

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