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"It is a quarter past one."

Translation:Je čtvrt na dvě.

September 22, 2017



It is a quarter in the second hour = 1:15

Thinking like this helped me.


I think na means "NAch" (German) in the sense of "on the way to". So one 1/4 on the way to the second hour. That's my way to remember it.


Shouldn't it be je čtvrt na jednu? Why is there dvě (2) ?


No. Please read the comment by Dorran6 and the answer by endless_sleeper to abasc.

"Je čtvrt na dvě." means it is one quarter of the hour leading to 2 o'clock.

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