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Notes for 7th Grade, 7.1.2011

Today we reviewed school subjects and went over the basics of telling time in German. Telling basic time is simple.

8.15 = Acht Uhr fünfzehn

7.20 = Sieben Uhr zwanzig

Simply read the numbers across from left to right with an UHR in the middle (where the period or colon is)

Neun Uhr vierzig = 9.40 (Germans tend to use a period instead of a colon to separate hours from minutes when writing the time in numerical form)

Also, all OFFICIAL times in German (train schedules, class schedules, TV schedules, etc.) are given using 24-Hour notation. 

18.00 = 6:00 p.m.

21.00 = 9:00 p.m.

To figure out times that are greater than 12 hours, simply subtract 12, and you’ll get the answer. Conversely, to report the time after noon using 24-Hour notation, simply add 12 to the number. 1+12 = 13.00 = 1:00 p.m.

Ganz leicht, oder?

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