Telling the time specifically

IanC1

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?
Asked 11 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Ian,

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!

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

IanC1
Thanks again Chris.
IanC1

Thanks Cecile. It does!

Hi,

"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. 

Regards

AurélieKwiziq language super star

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 !

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?

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