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Telling the time in English (Uhrzeiten auf Englisch)

Telling the time
(What time is it?)



12 hour

24 hour

Method A

(am / pm)

Method B

(in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening)

Written only



It's 1:00 (pm).
= It's one.

It's 1 o' clock (in the afternoon).

It's 13:00.

It's thirteen hundred hours.


It's 1:04.
= It's one o' four.

It's 4 (minutes) past one.

It's 13:04.

It's thirteen hundred o' four hours.


It's 1:10.
= It's one ten.

It's 10 past one.

It's 13:10.

It's thirteen ten hours.


It's 1:15.
= It's one fifteen.

It's a quarter past one.

It's 13:15.

It's thirteen fifteen hours.


It's 7:20 (am).
= It's seven twenty.

It's 20 past 7 (in the morning).

It's 07:20.

It's zero seven twenty hours.


It's 7:30.
= It's seven thirty.

It's half past 7.

It's 07:30.

It's zero seven thirty hours.


It's 7:40.
= It's seven forty.

It's 20 (minutes) to 8.

It's 07:40.

It's zero seven forty hours.


It's 7:45.
= It's seven forty-five.

It's a quarter to 8.

It's 07:45.

It's zero seven forty five hours.


It's 10:00 (pm).
= It's ten.

It's ten o' clock (in the evening).

It's 22:00.

It's twenty two hundred hours.

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  1. Spend about 30 minutes each day learning. There's no need to do a lot more. Just be consistent with doing a little each day and it will pay off.
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