"Je tři čtvrtě na jednu."

Translation:It is a quarter to one.

9/12/2017, 11:53:06 AM

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I wrote down 1:45, it accepted that as a typo even though the correct one is 00:45 or 12:45.

10/8/2017, 11:34:20 PM

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This sounds strange. tri is three and ctvrte something with "four" ( one fourth is a quarter ).

9/12/2017, 11:53:06 AM

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Yup. It is three quarters. "It is three quarters towards one". In other words 12:45

9/12/2017, 12:26:03 PM

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Ah, like three quarters towards one? I am not used to count that way.

9/12/2017, 12:29:59 PM

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"towards" probably is not the best translation of "na" but I believe it explains the concept that Czech uses to say time.

9/12/2017, 12:38:54 PM

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I would use the reasoning "It is three quarters (of minutes) on/ in relation to/ being near to .. the next hour, which will be one o'clock" rather sofisticate but that's the only way I could illustrate this .

5/8/2018, 6:21:27 PM
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