English Reading Practice #17 - What's Your Bedtime?
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When's your bedtime?
Rarely in English do we say ‘sleep’, rather we say ‘go to bed’. This is an example of a euphemism (婉曲表現).
These other phrases all mean "I'm going to go to sleep":
- I'm going to get forty winks
- I'm going to catch some Zs
- I'm going to hit the hay
- I'm going to hit the sack
- I'm going to get some shut-eye
- I'm going to crash (out)
- I'm going to nod off
- I'm going to retire for the night
What time do you go to bed?
We’re teaching classes until 10 pm, so that’s too early for me to go to bed.
I try to go to bed by midnight (零時), but sometimes there's too much to do, so I’m up late (夜更かし).
1 am is too late for me, but sometimes I'm up later than 1 am!
When do you get up?
Because I sleep late, 5 am is too early to wake up. It's a shame, because I would like to see the sunrise (日の出)!
I need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep, so sometimes I wake up as late as 10:30!
I would like to get up at 8 am, but I am sometimes too tired to get up! I might go back to sleep (二度寝).
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What time do you usually go to bed? When is too late for you to go to bed?
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