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"Opravdu je půl čtvrté?"

Translation:Is it really half past three?

October 9, 2017

11 Comments


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

So for 1/2 past the hour, the literal understanding is "1/2 of 1" but then "1/2 of (the) 2nd/3rd/4th" etc?


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

It is half TO, but otherwise you are correct.

půl jedné = 12:30
půl druhé = 13:30
půl třetí = 14:30

So indeed, not první, but jedné.


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

I think that's also correct answer: "Is it really half to four?"


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

No. Not in English


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/z.slinky55

"Is it actually half past three?" Not accepted?


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

No report from you in the system though. Please do report when you believe you are correct.

Here we do not accept "actually" yet. Should we?


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

I think "really" would be used much more often, at least in the US, but "actually" could also be used. (Would "opravdu" vs. "vlastně" be a factor?)


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

What about "verily"? (someone complaining abut "truly" already..)


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

Yea, verily, "verily" could be fun... (sorry).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BrianSille2

In Shakespeare' time verily

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