Telling Time

Michelino October 2, 2010, 10:35 am
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:
Telling Time
Maria-DiLorenzi October 6, 2010, 7:32 pm
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!!!
Telling Time

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