7 October 2014

Conversation: to start work 上班 to finish work 下班

To start work 上班 and to finish work 下班

In today's lesson we will study how to ask for the time at which an activity is started and finished. The order of the verb and the time is very important in the Chinese language when asking and answering.


你没几点 + verb?
我 + time + verb

上班/下班
shàngbān/xiàbān
to start work/to finish work


start and finish work 上班/下班




你在哪儿工作?
Nǐ zài nǎ'er gōngzuò?
Where do you work? 

我在一家公司工作
Wǒ zài yī jiā gōngsī gōngzuò
I work in a company 

你每天几点上班?
Nǐ měitiān jǐ diǎn shàngbān?
What time do you start work each day?

早上九点钟上班
Wǒ zǎoshang jiǔdiǎnzhōng shàngbān
I start to work at nine o'clock in the morning 

你每天几点下班?
Nǐ měitiān jǐ diǎn xiàbān?
What time do you finish work each day?

看情况, 有时候六点钟下班有时候七点半下班.
Kànqíngkuàng, yǒushíhòu liùdiǎnzhōng xiàbān yǒushíhòu qīdiǎnbàn xiàbān
It depends, sometimes I finish work at six sometimes finish work at six thirty