"It is six forty."

Translation:Het is tien over half zeven.

July 18, 2014

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Turtle492

do the dutch really say 'it's 10 past half to seven?' Seems a bit convoluted.

July 28, 2014

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

Yes, they do. Difficult to accept if you are non-native.

August 31, 2014

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

Would it be considered odd to say the numerical time e.g. 'het is zes viertig' ?

January 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/louis.vang

Het is zes veertig, is not used. It should be : het is zes uur veertig.

July 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/louis.vang

see comment louis.vang below

July 11, 2019

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

They accept "Het is twintig voor zeven".

October 4, 2014

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

Thanks to god.

March 16, 2015

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

They seem to know a lot of Maths.

June 6, 2016

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

Or we can't count past 10...

June 6, 2016

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

hahahahaha

June 7, 2016

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

Although correct, it is not a literal translation. Allowing a wider range of answers may be better?

July 18, 2014

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

Report the answers you think are right!

July 18, 2014

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

is it the same in Belgium?

March 13, 2017

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

Most Flemish people I know would rather say 'twintig voor zeven'

May 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Frank664005

It is twenty to seven !!

May 20, 2019

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

Why this translation is not accepted Het is zes veertig?

June 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/louis.vang

The skill is 'time'. So,'it is six forty' should be translated as a time. Literally : 'zes veertig' , but that makes no sense in Dutch.

Het is zes uur veertig Het is twintig voor zeven

Het is tien over half zeven, is grammatically correct, but not used in Belgium.

It is possible to say:

Het is vijf minuten voor een kwartier voor zeven. Grammatical correct, but not used.

July 11, 2019
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