分钟 fēnzhōng: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

分钟 (fēnzhōng) English Meaning

  • minute

Traditional Characters: 分鍾

Sample Sentences

  • 休息10分钟。
    Xiūxí 10 fēnzhōng.
    Let’s rest for 10 minutes.
  • 让我们休息10分钟。
    Ràng wǒmen xiūxí 10 fēnzhōng.
    Let’s take a 10 minute break.
  • 从这里大约10分钟车程。
    Cóng zhèlǐ dàyuē 10 fēnzhōng chēchéng.
    It’s about a ten-minute drive from here.
  • 现在有15分钟的中间休息。
    Xiànzài yǒu 15 fēnzhōng de zhōngjiān xiūxí.
    There will now be a 15-minute interlude.
  • 跑着赶火车,却差半分钟没赶上,真气人。
    Pǎozhe gǎn huǒchē, què chà bàn fēnzhōng méi gǎn shàng, zhēn qì rén.
    It’s exasperating to run for a train and then miss it by half a minute.

Stroke Order & Character Components

分 (fēn): to divide; to separate; to distribute; to allocate; to distinguish (good and bad); part or subdivision; fraction; one tenth (of certain units); unit of length equivalent to 0.33 cm; minute; a point (in sports or games); 0.01 yuan (unit of money)

  • (bā): eight / separate
  • (dāo): knife

钟 (zhōng): time (measure of); bell; handleless cup; goblet; to concentrate; variant of 鐘/钟 (zhōng)

  • 钅 (jīn): gold / metal
  • 中 (zhōng): within; among; in; middle; center; while (doing sth); during; (dialect) OK; all right;
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