"See you at half past four!"
Translation:Dört buçukta görüşürüz!
Read the lesson notes: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/tr/What-time-is-it%3F
It includes a section about "half past".
The app does not have a "tips and notes" section. More frustratingly, one cannot enter the website through the phone! You can only find this section on the website (it is marked as a light bulb in skills that include it). Recently, they added it to the Spanish and Chinese courses (as far as I know). Whether or not they plan to include the rest of the courses is beyond me. For now, I think you should visit the website whenever you are learning a new skill.
♡ 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 = biri beş var // at five past one = biri beş geçe // at five to one = biri 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
It is kind of just the way that time works in Turkish :) Buçuk literally means "half," so it is like saying "at four and a half."
It is also would noting that the accusative case in "yediyi çeyrek" comes from the verb/adverb that goes with it. You would have to say "yediyi çeyrek geçe/yediyi çeyrek geçiyor" :)