"Saa tano na dakika kumi"

Translation:Ten minutes past eleven

March 8, 2017

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Jeff.Netto

Is it just me or this sentence is COMPLETLY jacked up?

March 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/juryrigging

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.

March 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeff.Netto

:O

March 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DannyT_UG

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

February 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/TessEwing1

They should allow "ten past eleven" as well as "ten minutes past..." We would not normally put the word "minutes " in.

October 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivoryblossum

I give up! If someone asks what time we're meeting, I am just going to point to the position in the sky where the sun will be at meeting time.

January 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/machieng

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

March 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TessEwing1

Assuming you are old enough to remember analogue clocks!

March 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/machieng

please read the notes on this lesson, it should clear up questions on how to tell time in Swahili

March 1, 2019
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