"It is seven thirty."
Does 時 mean literally "hour"? I'm asking because there is no word that indicates that 半 is specified to the time. Or does 半 exclusively mean "half hour" and you can't use it elsewhere
It's nice that kanji for 7 is actually 7 upside-down :) At least this one is easy to remember :D
Technically, both is possible and, in the end, both mean the same, but I guess 半 is just way more commonly used than 三十分...
So "Nana ji han choudo desu" is not correct for this one? Coz it's not that precise?
Yeah choudo desu means right now, on the dot, but sometimes you might say it's half past but it could in fact be 31 minutes past. People tend to round sometimes.
Possibly not all the time, but just like in English, in this context, without using です you'd just be saying 7:30.
I recently got back from Japan and whenever I hear them speak commonly they always use desu. Im assuming that for the most part if you are in Japan you wont be that familar with anyone. I mistakedly used slang from anime a few time and people will look at you sideways especially if they are older. Not because they dont really understand but the impression of . Why does he think its okay to talk to me this way. After realizing i stopped but you can only use your foreigner card for so long i think