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"Sasa ni saa sita kasoro dakika tano"

Translation:It is now five minutes to twelve

October 15, 2017

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Renata361927

It is ridiculous that "now it is five minutes to twelve'' is marked as wrong. Even though duolingo uses it in another example. Reported


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

Right! ~ Same energy! ~ Reported 5/7/2021 (Now it is five minutes to twelve)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryssaBra1

should it not be 5 minutes to 6 not 12?


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

Did you read the lesson on time? In Swahili, they start couting at 6am, sunrise. So 7am is saa moja (one), noon is saa sita (six), etc. It is always 6 hours behind how we tell the time.


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

Wait read what lesson? Where are lessons we can read? I had to read about it in another answer.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Virgile328735

I also would like to know where the lesson are..


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

Its not a lesson its a tips section, its only accessible on computer unfortunately, click on the lesson you want to do and a little light bulb pops up on the right, that is the tips and notes.


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

Thank you i thought i was crazy


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Virgile328735

Yes i don't know why but you need to had +6 to the hour number


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

Talked to my sister in Tanzania and she says they count by "solar time" sunrise is approximately 6am, so 7 is hour one. Still trying to figure out where the lesson referenced below is but that's the basic.


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

You are correct - day begins at 6 and not 12 like it is for us. Therefore, to say 7 am you would say "Saa moja".


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

‘Five to twelve’ is standard English and should be accepted.


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

Given the Swahili includes the word dakika, I'd say the minutes should be included in the English. There are plenty of sentences where variations should be accepted (but usually aren't). I don't think this is one of them.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Henning388504

"It is five minutes to twelve now" is correct,too, and should be accepted


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

Now it is five minutes to twelve vs "it is now five minutes to twelve"... Incredibly frustrating


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1058abesolves

should "now the time is 5 minutes to 12" be accepted? April 15, 2020


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anne616388

now it is five minutes to twelve was said wrong - isn't that weird?

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