https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lisa872120

telling time in Indonesian

Is there a place where we can practice telling time? I've gone through several levels in the time category, but it does not address "telling time."

August 19, 2019

5 Comments


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

Quick explanation about telling the time in Indonesian/Malay.

'What's the time?' = "Jam berapa sekarang?" (Literally - hour how much now?)

It is 9 o'clock = Jam sembilan

In Indonesia, to say 'half an hour' you use 'setengah' and say the next hour.

E.g. 10:30 = Jam setengah sebelas (half of eleven)

In Malaysia, you say 'tengah' and use the initial hour.

E.g. 10:30 = Jam sepuluh tengah (half of ten)

In Malaysia, they use 'lapan' instead of 'delapan' for 8.

E.g. 8:30 = Jam lapan tengah

The word for 'quarter' is 'seperempat'.

Traditionally, you use 'lawat and kurang for 'past' and 'to'. E.g. 11:45 = Jam sebelas kurang seperempat 12:15 = Jam duabelas lawat seperempat.

Minute = menit Second = detik Hour = jam

That's pretty much all you need to know for telling the time.

August 24, 2019

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

lewat (instead of lawat)

dua belas (instead of duabelas)

August 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoostN1985

And don't forget to say 'jam' = hour before the value and not after. In the latter case it becomes a duration.

Additionally you can also say 'lebih' (=more) instead of 'lewat' (=through/via). The opposite of 'lebih' is 'kurang' (=less), which might make it easier to remember 'past' and 'to' as it is literally a quarter of an hour less or more than the full hour.

September 4, 2019

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

Also adding to your comment on Bahasa Malaysia, it's more common to utilize "pukul" for "o'clock", as "jam" is just used to quantify a number of hours.

e.g., 8:30 = pukul lapan tengah "I've been working for 2 hours" = Saya dah bekerja selama dua jam

September 18, 2019, 11:00 PM

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

In Duolingo, I don't think so. But I haven't gotten that far so I could be wrong.

August 19, 2019
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