"Сейчас двенадцать, а не тринадцать."

Translation:It is twelve, not thirteen.

November 25, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/TheHockeyist

This sentence is phrased awkwardly. I thought Russians used the 12-hour clock?

November 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/zirkul
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No, the standard clock is 24 hr. That said, in everyday life people would still say "час" or "час дня" (without any numerals!) when referring to 13:00, unless some potential ambiguity is involved.
So this sentence would usually sound as "Сейчас двенадцать, а не час".

November 26, 2015
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