For questions relating to time in Chinese

This tag is for questions relating to time in Chinese and its topolects:

  • telling time
  • time complements
  • words used to express chronological order of actions in a sentence (以前 / 以后,先 / 后,同时,的时候,etc.) and related grammar rules

If your question is about representation of time with calendars (日历), the lunar calendar (农历), heavenly stems (天干) or earthly branches (地支), please consider using [calendar] or [culture] instead, as appropriate.