21 November 2013

Interrogative pronoun: when? what time?

When? It is a complex translation, because one word in English equals to four Chinese characters. But don't worry, the characters are quite simple and the use of the pronoun is elemental.





什么时候
shénmeshíhou
when? at what time?


pronoun + 什么时候 + verb + complement

什么时候去中国?
Nǐ shénme shíhou qù zhōngguó?
When do you go to China?

什么时候打电话?
Tā shénme shíhou dǎ diànhuà?
When did he call?

他们什么时候开比赛?
Tāmen shénme shíhou kāi bǐsài?
When do they start the game?