"Hvad er klokken?"

Translation:What is the time?

5/9/2015, 7:14:40 AM

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Reminds me of when I read the Hebrew translation of Pippi Longstockings back in elementary, and there was a scene in which two burglars play dumb (if I remember correctly) and say they just wanted to know what ‘the clock’ was, so she explains to them what a clock is. In Hebrew the term is ‘ma hasha‘á (מה השעה, ‘what is the hour’), but it said ‘what is the clock’ and explained the phrase in a footnote, and it really amused me.

5/9/2015, 7:14:40 AM

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I though tid was time and klokken was the bell. Am I missing something?

7/14/2015, 2:05:22 PM

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"tid" is time, whether a point in time or a period.

"klokken" is both 'the bell' and can also be used about a point in time.

8/19/2015, 1:32:09 AM

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Det er eventyr tid! :-)

7/10/2015, 7:45:04 PM

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What time is it? Sådan har vi altid sagt

9/1/2015, 5:38:42 AM

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Can you also say: "How late is it?" (I'm not a native English speaker, my native language is Dutch)

9/23/2017, 10:30:02 AM

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You would certainly be understood, but that would not generally be said outside of specific circumstances ("I have a meeting tonight." "Okay, how late is it?" - even in this circumstance, it sounds a little weird).

4/19/2018, 4:14:27 PM

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Fun fact: in some dialects "Hvad klok' er det?" is perfectly fine to say. People from dialects that don't say this usually think it sounds dumb. My advice is to not say it...

3/2/2016, 9:32:12 PM
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