# "Kiom da minutoj estas en unu tago?"

June 1, 2015

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Mil kvarcent kvardek.

That's exactly what I put in as the answer :) I was hoping it would actually accept it like it does with that one "Kiu manĝas horloĝojn?" —> "La granda Mazi.". It didn't accept it though :(

1 tago · 24 horoj · 60 minutoj = 1440 minutoj

I already wish they teach me how to read mathematical operations in Esperanto. For some reason, though, I always tend to read numbers and operations in my mother language -even if they appear in an English text!

Not just you. There was some study that found people who learn a second language tend to still count in their native tongue.

Aŭ okdek ses mil kvarcent sekundoj.

Maltro.

Ĝuste! Ho, se la tago estus pli longa...

la respondo estas en via koro, amiko :)

Could one omit "da" or would that be grammatically incorrect?

Shouldn't it be: "How many minutes does a day have?" "... is one day" sounds wrong. I am not a native in English. Any opinions on that?

A day is 1440 minutes. The same way that one kilometer is one thousand meters.

You could say that (although it would be a less literal translation of the Esperanto here). ‘X is in Y’ and ‘Y has X’ are not that different.