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could you tell me when can I use 时间&时候?please

could you tell me when can I use 时间,时候?please.for example,can I say
学汉语的时候////汉语的时间and 写汉字的时间////写汉字的时候?are both of them correct?

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: Chinese (Mandarin)
Category: Language



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    You may use 時間 to indicate time, for example:

    學習寫漢字需要花大量的時間 (Studying written Chinese requires a large amount of time)
    我沒有時間做 (I don't have time to do it)

    時候 is used when you want to indicate "when" something happened, for example:

    每次吃飯的時候。。。(Every time I eat.....)
    我睡覺的時候。。。(Every time I sleep....)

    *You may also say 有時候, which means "Sometimes"
    *Also, the 候 in 時候 is optional, it is just added for emphasis, but you may also say 我睡覺時,每次吃飯時, etc..

    时间 = time as limited notion

    时候 = time as unlimited notion

    的时候 = when

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