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"The lecture starts at five."

Translation:Het college begint om vijf uur.

September 13, 2014

9 Comments


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

Is "uur" always necessary in Dutch?


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

With whole hours, yes.

Om 12 uur: Yes

Om 12: NO.

Otherwise, the other way around:

Om half 12: Yes

Om kwart over 12: Yes.

Om half 12 uur: NOPE.

But...:

Om 12 uur 30: ...Yes!

(I don't know if people formally teach others this, though, but this is how you read a digital clock)


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

Why is it not also "De lezing start aan vijf uur"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vam1980

That would be "De lezing start om vijf uur".


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

Because when talking about time you need to use om. Just like in English we only use at.


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

Not "toespraak" for "lecture"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/El2theK

No, een toespraak = a speech.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ernie18814

The "college" for "lecture" thing still puzzles me :). How would I say "The college opens at five" for instance.


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

De universiteit/hogeschool opent om vijf uur I suppose.

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