"It is 11:06 in the evening now."
It is OK to be without it, but habitually it is used. However, in the case of numbers containing a zero in the middle, it is always needed.
Yes. It's common to have "零". I never heard someone say the sentence without "零".
I've taken 3 years of Chinese, and I've never heard it with the ling. This might just be a matter of dialect.
Yeah, You definitely don't need to have the ling. Wish i could contest this.
DuoLingo marks the sentence incorrect if 零 is missing. Can someone explain why this 零 is used here and this 〇 is used when writing years?
It depends on the context.
If it is a written statement, 是 is necessary; if it is a verbal statement, especially when the information in concern is known to be the time, such as replying to a question, it is not necessary.
If you do the practice module, it gives you the Chinese sentence and asks you to write it in English. In the Chinese sentence, it has a 是。 If you use the 是 here, it flags you as incorrect. Think it's just an oversight. I reported, also.
I left out the 零 and got it wrong too, but now that i think of it, that would be like saying "11 6" in English instead of "11 o'6". Technically ok but nobody ever says that.
inconsistent. 是 was used in question but not accepted as part of the answer. 现在是晚上十一点零六分
Again, you are hilarious hypocritical when refused to accept 现在晚上十一点六分 but demanded to add "〇、零", lmao, it is 11:06 and they do not require the ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ "Zero" for this answer. Really?
Is there any reason why: "现在是晚上十一点零六分" is not accepted? I noticed that it is for the listening question. If it is a valid answer, please consider accepting it as it is otherwise inconsistent.