Translated as “fragmented time,” this term refers to the short periods during the day when there’s free time to spare — for example, when you’re waiting for someone at lunch, while on the metro during your morning commute, or at night before sleep. Typically, Chinese people would spend their fragmented time on their smartphones, checking for information, listening to the music, shopping online and seeking entertainment. The universalism of mobile Internet brings huge convenience and an atmosphere of constant learning to maximize time and output.
Wǒ měitiān shàngxiàbān huā liǎngge xiǎoshí tōngqín，juédé zìjǐ zài làngfèi shēngmìng。
Each day I spend two hours commuting to and from work. I feel like wasting my life away.
Nǐ kěyǐ chángshì bǎ zhèxiē suìpiàn shíjiān lìyòng qǐlái，bǐrú zài dìtiě shàng tīng bōkè zēngzhǎng jiànshí。
You can try and use these fragmented time, like listening to podcasts while riding on the metro to learn about new stuff.