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fēn zhōng
n. minute

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
EXAMPLES
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nǐ xū yào děng èr shí fēn zhōng
phr. You will have to wait for twenty minutes.
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qí zì xíng chē hěn kuài, èr shí fēn zhōng jiù dào wǒ jiā le .
phr. With the bike it does not take long, within twenty minutes you'll arrive at my home.
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rén shēng duǎn cù, suó yí wǒ men yào zhēn xī měi yì fēn zhōng .
phr. Life is short, so we should cherish every minute.
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tā bèi fá dào lì shí fēn zhōng .
phr. He was punished by standing on his hands for ten minutes.
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shí fēn zhōng yǐ hòu, diàn rè tǎn kāi shǐ fā rè .
phr. The electric blanket began to emit heat ten minutes later.
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tā huā le shí fēn zhōng cái bǎ xié dài jiě kāi
phr. It took him ten minutes to unlace his shoes.
bí wǒ men kuài shí fēn zhōng
phr. ten minutes faster than us
wǎng qián zóu wǔ fēn zhōng zuǒ yòu
phr. Go straight ahead (and walk) for about 5 minutes.
yì fēn zhōng
phr. one minute
liǎng fēn zhōng
phr. two minutes
shí wǔ fēn zhōng qián xià yǔ le
phr. 15 minutes ago it started to rain; 15 minutes ago it was raining
shí fēn zhōng
nphr. ten minutes