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"Este ora patru și douăzeci de minute."

Translation:It is twenty past four.

December 28, 2016

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kloos366

lets get high! just kidding


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/orourke.joe

Why is not the more literal translation of "It is 4 o'clock and 20 minutes" accepted?

There are many ways this could be expressed equivalently in English, however, Duolingo does not express this. Likewise I could say "It is four[-]twenty o'clock", or what if I wrote "4:20", does that matter?

"It is twenty minutes past four o'clock" is also not accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LukeMadhan

Do Romanians say the full above phrase, or would they just say "patru douăzeci"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gluadys

Does Romanian always inlude the words "hour" and "minute" when telling time? Would it be possible and correct, if informal, to say "Este patru și douăzeci"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andrei926539

You are correct. It's actually the opposite in everyday language, we don't mention "hour".

Cât este ceasul? Patru fără douăzeci.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lulubeck

The audio sounds like oră, but the correct solution says ora. Which is right?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lng52-._

"It is twenty minutes past four o'clock" = "E douăzeci de minute după ora patru"?

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