Telling the time
Examples of how to tell the time.
Telling the time it is something that we use in our daily life. We’ve have seen many people from different countries having a hard time to understand how British or Americans tell time to one another. It can be a bit confusing! I hope with this chart , you will understand better how you can answer time in two different ways.
Beginner Level –
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|Time||What time is it?||Short answer|
|04:30||It is half past three||It is four thirty|
|07:00||It is seven o’clock||It is seven o’clock|
|06:15||It is quarter past six||It is six fifteen|
|01:45||It is quarter to two||It is one forty five|
|03:10||It is ten past three.||It is three ten.|
|03:50||It is ten to four.||It is three fifty|
|05:40||It is twenty to six.||It is five forty|
|08:10||It is ten past eight||It is eight 10|
|10:20||It is twenty past 10||It is ten twenty.|
|Hora||Que horas sao?||Resposta Curta|
AM vs PM
When 12 hour time is used we sometimes add am or pm to the time to distinguish the first half of the day from the second half.
AM: Is from midnight to noon (Midnight…Morning…11:59 am)
PM: Is from noon to midnight (Noon…Evening…11:59 pm)
12:00 pm is noon
12:00 am is midnight