Péter Károly JUHÁSZ
Aug 30, 2018 6:25 AM
Answers · 8
I think there is no independent word like '过时间' in Chinese. Can you show the context where you find this word? '花时间' means to spend some time. Example as below: 做这件事情挺花时间的。(This stuff will take quite a long time.) Hope this will help!
August 30, 2018
It's easy to understand spending time is a figurative usage from spending money, as people say "time is money". I bet you definitely familiar with the same idea when people say "time has passed." In the context, time is a parallel to a lively animal that can cross by you. It is 过 in Chinese to convey this meaning of passing through. 我在公园花了三个小时(+做什么事 doing sth)。 I spent 3 hours in the park. 我在公园,三个小时就过去了。 3 hours has passed since~ 我在中国过了三年. I stayed in China for 3 years. 我花三年的时间留在中国 I spent 3 years staying in China.
August 30, 2018
August 31, 2018
花时间 = to spend the time idly, to waste time (without any meaningful result to show for). 过时间 = pass the time.
August 30, 2018
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