hour five and minutes ten. Add six hours (because hour one of the day is 7am), and you get ten past eleven.
Yeah, going to take a while to get used to.
If you look at the clock face... Five is opposite Eleven. That should help
In most vernacular languages, time is read like that. The day beginning at 6am, Saa Tano is 5 hours after that... But in English that would be 6am + 5h = 11am
They should allow "ten past eleven" as well as "ten minutes past..." We would not normally put the word "minutes " in.
in Swahili, the day is considered to start at sunrise i.e. 6 AM, so 7 AM is the first hour of the day, and every hour after it is counted as such. Then nightfall is from sunset to sunrise i.e. 6 PM to 6 AM, so the same applies. The easiest way to remember is the time in Swahili always corresponds to the number opposite it on an analogue clock