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23 October 2018
Telling the time specifically
I was marked wrong for including "Il est dix-neuf heures et demie." as a way of specifically saying "It is 7:30PM. " Please explain?
This question relates to:French lesson "Telling the time in French - AM vs PM"
This is mixing the familiar and the formal ways of telling time. The "et demie" is informal but the "dix-neuf" is formal. So, either say
dix-neuf heures trente or sept heures et demie du soir
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If I can be more categorical -
you don't use, et quart , et demie, moins le quart with the 24 hour clock...
Hope this helps!
Thanks Cecile. It does!
14 April 2019
"you don't use, et quart , et demie, moins le quart with the 24 hour clock..."
Could you please add this info into the lesson? It is not the best way to find out such information in the comments.
22 April 2019
Bonjour Nezih !
This information was already in the lesson, but I agree it didn't pop out as much as it should have.I've now updated the lesson to make it more obvious :)
Bonne journée !
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