"Now it is 9 AM."

Translation:Sasa ni saa tatu asubuhi.

April 19, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

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

April 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/dieprinzessin
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Read the notes. They start counting from 6 am on. So 9am = 3 am (Swahili time)

May 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/syntyche1981
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Like Jewish time in the new testament.

July 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

Never mind, saa ni Kiswahili ni sita kasoro

April 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DaphneTheSnail

Saa ni Kiwahili ni sita *saa kasoro

April 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/juryrigging
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Yeah, it's tricky to get your head around it at first.

April 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

August 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/clh335763
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Thanks for the helpful tip!

November 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Gemmade
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I understand the tatu bit but the rest NO

July 4, 2018

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

July 7, 2018
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