I said "at about three o'clock." They've accepted "o'clock" before. I really didn't think they'd accept "in the afternoon." It's like walking on eggs here, or land mines!
Lol....yes, I've held my breath many times as I push that button to submit my answer!!!♡ ...
I meant to say tea and that's what I wrote. I must have had cake on my mind.
Thank you for your comment. I was baffled at how quindici was both 3 pm and fifteen. I didn't think of military time. But now it makes sense.
But now I wonder if time is always expressed using military time in Italy? I have something to research now. :)
Did you try 15:00? Remember that you are translating the italian into english (also 3 pm or 15:00)
The hover definition is "toward," not "around," yet my answer was marked wrong.
If you used "toward" as your translation of the word "verso" in this sentence, and Duo marked it wrong, then you should report it, as long as there were no other issues with the translation. According to Collins and wordreference.com, "toward" is a solid definition for the sense of "verso"
Toward may be a proper translation out of context but duo wants you to translate it to proper English. You would never ever say "I do something toward 3 in the afternoon." That makes no sense.
that would be the 15th hour of the day, and time can be told this way to distinguish three in the morning from three in the afternoon.
It doesn't really matter what time format is used around the world. This sentence should be translated using literal (but grammatically correct) translation as a lot of us are not native English speakers, how could we guess if the translation is using US or British or whatever time.
Military/Hospital time. That's how they roll in Europe and most of the world.
I put "15:00" for the time and it was marked wrong. :( I reported it. Can someone reply to this when they see it is fixed?
Of course 'three o'clock' is correct English. But the computer's first language is clearly not English.
There isn't. I make tea about xxx, around xxx...but I wonder if "verso" has the sense of "toward", which means "up to and about but not past"...??? ...and our English expressions of "about" or "around" could mean shortly before or after?? Need an expert here!
I'm not an expert, but this is my best explanation: The word "about" tends to be used more often for describing quantities. If you want to use it to describe a time you would need to say "at about..." You could also say "at around...", but the "at" is not necessary for this.
It is an american app and thinks in american! Thats why it doesnt accept if you write 15. In the us they have no idea what it is. Its like metrical system...works all over the world but it isnt suitable for them. Duo should accept 15 because brittish english is used and teached ewerywhere!! I am nervous!
"I make tea about 3 pm" not accepted. Reported.
Duo's "correct" answer: "I make tea around 3 pm"
There's no difference in English between the two sentence, since they both mean "at approximately 3 pm"
I put "I make the tea around three......." it was incorrect because I put "the tea" why is it wrong when "il" is there.
Using the 24 hour clock -> 15 minus 12 equals 3. so, 3 pm
Edited for better clarity.
Surely quindici is fifteen. Twelve plus three does equal fifteen hundred hours, which I suppose could be three oclock, but where does "in the afternoon" come from, but implicitly ?
Well, 1-11 = 1am-11am, 13-23 = 1pm-11pm, 24 (or 00) = 12 am (this latter pm thing doesn't make too much sense).
The 24h clock is pretty straight forward and place hours precisely during the day: the 'in the afternoon' is there because the 12 hours clock is not clear enough
The sentence was about making tea, not having it, which implies drinking it (or eating it for English tea. 'about' was marked wrong, incorrectly.
Still, in America 'quindici' is the same as 3 PM. Why is this counted as wrong when it is the same as '3 in the afternoon'?
Seems like a lot of people are having trouble with the 24 hour clock. Very simply if a number is less than 12 it is a.m. and anything more than 12 is p.m. You just count how many more than twelve and you will have your p.m. hour. For example: 15:00 is three more than twelve so its 3pm, 1900 is seven more than twelve so its 7pm and so on. Hope this helps.
I understand that numbers are not accepted, but why not if you write 'fifteen'? English language is so wide spread that I don't see why it should be so tightly connected to the English culture. I live in Finland, where we use officially 24h time, in spoken language both. But here I can say also in English "I will do it by 15" and everyone will understand.
Thervis not the word three and also not the word pomeriggio in this sentence