"Questo treno parte alle nove in punto."
Translation:This train leaves at nine sharp.
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What does the 'in punto' mean? I guessed that this sentence means'This train leaves at nine on the dot', but I got it wrong. Does 'in punto' just mean ' o'clock'? I thought 'alle nove' already meant 'at nine o'clock'. I can't find anything helpful in the dictionary hints or on the translation site I use.
I presume that a lot of DL users have also tried Memrize. They translate "in punto" as "o'clock" (Italian course 2 level 19). I have completed and enjoyed all seven of their Italian courses. For those of you who complain about DL's lack of flexibility, you should try Memrize for a while. They only accept one and only one "correct" answer.