"It is half past twelve in the afternoon."

Translation:Je půl jedné odpoledne.

July 6, 2018

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Half one = half past 12 ? "View these as the fractions of the hour elapsed towards the hour specified". I have heard this for regional English, but ignored it. Apparently it is more widespread. But do we say 12:30 in Czech, for the age of digital clocks? Dvanáct třicet

July 6, 2018

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No, half one means half past one!

I added that as a possible translation.

July 9, 2018

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But the czech is literally 'half one'. No wonder the odd non-standard England usage confused me. Also in german, halb zehn = half past nine. [ I am in Paris now. Can we all standardise to the 24 hour clock? That is a rhetorical question. The smart phone has replaced the wrist watch for very many people. Though many public clocks have analogue faces, the time can be reported from them digitally.] Incidentally, my french czech phrase book counsels beginners against the 'head ache' of calculating time in relation to the following hour.

July 14, 2018
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