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"Now it is 9 AM."

Translation:Sasa ni saa tatu asubuhi.

April 19, 2017

10 Comments


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/syntyche1981

Like Jewish time in the new testament.


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

Never mind, saa ni Kiswahili ni sita kasoro


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

Saa ni Kiwahili ni sita *saa kasoro


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

Yeah, it's tricky to get your head around it at first.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fateem13

One easy way I've found to read it is look at the opposite number on the clock. So 6am is saa 12 za asubuhi in Swahili. 7 is 1 in swahili. 8 is 2.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/clh335763

Thanks for the helpful tip!


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)

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