"Now it is 9 AM."

Translation:Sasa ni saa tatu asubuhi.

April 19, 2017

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

Is this a typo? Shouldn't it be sasa ni saa tisa asubuhi or is it actually right?


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

Read the notes. They start counting from 6 am on. So 9am = 3 am (Swahili time)


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

Like Jewish time in the new testament.


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

I understand the tatu bit but the rest NO


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nsikan9

Sasa = now ni = is saa = hours/time tatu = 3 asubuhi = morning

So it's basically saying that it's now 3 o'clock (swahili time) in the morning as opposed to 'saa tatu jioni' which would be 3 o'clock in the evening/night (9pm)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DBall28144

Is "asubuhi" necessary here? "Saa tatu" would be three hours after 6am, which is unambiguously 9am. By contrast. 3pm would be "saa tisa," nine hours after 6am, wouldn't it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nsikan9

'Saa tatu' without the 'asubuhi' could be 9am or 9pm


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DBall28144

I see. Is "saa tisa" ever used?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carlos489970

"saa tisa" is 3 o'clock, "usiku (or asubuhi??)" or "mchana" makes that a.m. or p.m.

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