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"Het is twee uur 's middags."

Translation:It is two o'clock in the afternoon.

8 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/GaryRP1

No explanation here of what the 's is short for.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK
El2theK
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Did you try to look it up? - https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%27s

In short, it's a remnant of when Dutch used genitives des middags = 's middags

You can also find an explanation in the tips and notes of the skill.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thecladis
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Don't forget that the latter is not accessable from the app unfortunately.

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FJSoekahar
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why my answer: It is two o'clock PM was not accepted??

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xMerrie
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It's either "It's two PM" or "It's 2 o'clock in the afternoon".

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FJSoekahar
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OK Thanks xMerrie.

1 month ago