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The hour in german

heyguys, i dont understand the hour very well in german, can you help me?

March 23, 2018

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

Do you mean how to tell time? When telling time in Germany, you simply take away the 1 and subtract 2 from the ones digit. So 17:00 for example. You take away the 1 and subtract the 2, which gives you 5 pm.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7hAu0bvY

i would just substract 12.

17:00 - 12 =5pm

20:00 - 12=8pm etc.


[deactivated user]

    Hey, that is a handy way of shifting from military to non-military time. It must work the other way as well: to go non-military to military time, you add 2 and put a 1 next to it. 4 PM becomes 16:00.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slamRN
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    I was in the Army and I used to subtract 2 after 1200 (noon). So 1400 becomes 2pm. 1300 becomes 1pm. 2100 became 9pm. Gosh, that may not seem too clear but it worked for me then and still does.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martha-Violetta

    13:00Uhr - 1pm, 14:00Uhr-2pm,15:00Uhr - 3pm...... just cut the 1 at the beginning and substract 2.

    in "am" you'll not have problems you take them how they are. 08:00Uhr - 8am , 10:00Uhr - 10am

    12am is 00:00Uhr, 12pm is 12:00Uhr

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