095 Today Tomorrow Yesterday
Jesse shares an exclusive clip of Transition’s latest hit song “jīn tiān wǎn shàng” (今天晚上) and learns how to say Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday. Test your Chinese comprehension of the words at the end of the lesson along with Jesse.
天 (tiān) means day and sky.
今天 (jīn tiān) means today and 今 (jīn) means now.
明天 (míng tiān) means tomorrow. 明 is composed of 日 (rì) and 月 (yuè). Can you get the meaning of 日 and 月?
昨天 (zuó tiān) means yesterday. In the character 昨 (zuó), we see 日 (rì) and 乍 (zhà), which means the sun and suddenly respectively.
Immediately after the sun sets, today becomes yesterday.