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"Je tři čtvrtě na jednu."

Translation:It is a quarter to one.

September 12, 2017

7 Comments


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

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


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

Duolingo's typo algorithm does all kinds of weird stuff.


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kacenka9

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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kacenka9

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2200Lucia60

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 .

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