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Shenme Shihou - Daily Mandarin Lesson

Asking When


Shenme Shihou

The Mandarin question phrase for "what time” is shénme shíhou, made up of four characters: 甚麼時候. The first two characters 甚麼 (shénme) mean "what” and the last two characters 時候 (shíhou) mean “time,” or “length of time.”

Examples of Shenme Shihou

Nǐ shénme shíhou qù Běijīng?
When are you going to Beijing?

Tā shénme shíhou yào lái?
When is he coming?
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