"Yediye yirmi var."
Translation:It is twenty to seven.
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♡ Numbers from 1 to 29 + quarters (çeyrek): takes geçe/geçiyor (past) or var/kala (to). + no.s: 1 to 29 affect the main hour with suffix additions.
It is like Y after/to X, when y is the minutes or quarter and x is the hour, and since Y is dependent on X we will put the suffix link indicator to x
♡♡ Numbers 31 to 59 + half (buçuk): doesnt need any past/to indicators. + doesnt affect the main hour with suffix additions.
Its like saying: X and Y when x is the hour and y is the minutes (31 to 59) or half, and both are independent.
I dont know if I made things more complicated or not!!
♡♡♡ examples: It is five past one = biri beş geçiyor // it is five to one = bire beş var // at five past one = biri beş geçe // at five to one = bire beş kala /◇◇◇/ it is one and a half = bir buçuk // it is one and fifty five = bir elli beş // at one and a half = bir buçukta // at one and fifty five = bir elli beşte
mmm, hoping İ did it right up there, İyi şanslar
We never need both "var" and "kala". "var" is for telling current time; "kala" is for talking about a future time:
- Yediye yirmi var = It's 20 to 7 (now)
- Yediye yirmi kala = At 20 to 7 (future)
Very long tips and notes for this skill, so it's easy to mix things up. But just in case anyone missed them: Telling Time
this is a bit outside the lesson, but my work deals in statistics or odds...
if the odds were also 20:7 (for ease of fluency) would they also be yediye yirmi? for english this is also twenty to seven.
or 100:1 birine (?) yüz
i want to practice while working and relatability makes learning easier