Telling Time

Michelino

Hi. If the time is 3:30 pm, Is it uncommon or odd when using the 24 hr. clock, to say "sono le quindici e un mezzo"? I'm thinking that usually the 24 hour clock expressions are more precise or rigid and one should say "sono le quindici e trenta", but hey, what do I know? :shock:

Maria-DiLorenzi

Hi Michelino, if you want to say "it's 3.30 pm" in Italian, you can use either "sono le tre e mezzo (mezza) di pomeriggio" or "sono le quindici e trenta" but you won't say "sono le quindici e mezza". I hope this helps. Buon divertimento!!!

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