Syntax

 

ဘယ်နှစ် နာရီ လဲ
question prefix numeral classifier for hours question ending
How many hours? = What time?

ဘယ်နှစ်ယောက်လဲ။    How many people?

ဘယ်နှစ်အုပ်လဲ။   How many books?

Note:  "ဘယ်နှစ်နာရီလဲ" (How many hours?) could be replaced with "ဘယ်အချိန်လဲ" (What time?) for the same

purpose.

ဘယ်နှစ် နာရီ verb လဲ
how many numeral classifier for hours verb verb particle question ending
At how many hours did (someone) verb?/ What time did (someone) verb?

ဘယ်နှစ်နာရီ ရှိပြီလဲ။    What time is it already now?

ဘယ်နှစ်နာရီ လာမလဲ။         What time will (you) come?

Note:  "ဘယ်နှစ်နာရီရှိပြီလဲ" (How many hours already?) could be replaced with "ဘယ်အချိန် ရှိပြီလဲ" (What time

already?) for the same purpose. This type of question is generally answered with the ending ရှိပြီ.

 However, if the time is ending with 30 minutes, you may end the sentence with ခွဲပြီ.

 

ဘယ်နှစ် နာရီ မှာ verb လဲ
how many numeral classifier for hours postposition verb verb particle question ending
At how many hours did (someone) verb?/ What time did (someone) verb?

ဘယ်နှစ်နာရီမှာ သွားမလဲ။            What time will you go?

ဘယ်နှစ်နာရီမှာ လာမလဲ။         What time will (you) come?

Note: မှာ "at" is an optional in questions and answers.