## "We start work at seven thirty exactly"

Translation:Tunaanza kazi saa moja na nusu kamili

November 5, 2017

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**saa** = hour

**moja** = one (seven o'clock = *saa moja*, eight o'clock = *saa mbili* etc.)

**na** = and

**nusu** = half

**kamili** = perfectly/exactly

In Swahili, the day begins at 6:00AM, dawn. 7AM is the first hour, 8 is the second hour, 9 is the third hour. You can add or subtract 6 to work it out - my brain is more spatial, so I think of it by picturing a clock and imagining the hour hand extending backwards, pointing at the opposite side of the clock.

November 6, 2017