Telling the time in German

jason☺

jason☺

Hello, Hmm, how can I say this nicely? I can't, so I won't mention anything about Lesson 2.8 for telling the time. Instead, I will ask if it would be possible to create something a little more like this web site? http://www.goethe.de/ins/pl/pro/deutsch-wagen/spiele/spiel_09/de/ClockGame.html In fact, I would like to be able to type a time like 10:22 and have it print for me the time as it should be pronounced (in all the various formats ten twenty two, twenty two past ten, etc.) and show me an analog clock with the time. And of course, I want that in German, French, English, etc... Then, I want to add a microphone to it, and I want to say "Es ist fünfzen Uhr dreißig" and I want the clock to show me 15:30, thereby checking my pronunciation. Has anybody seen something that sophisticated somewhere on the web? 1) Input can be by text: "fünfzen Uhr drißig", by number: "15:30", or by voice "Est ist fünfzen Uhr dreißig" 2) Output can be in text, voice - even computer generated, and analog and digital clocks. Otherwise, I feel I might need to buy this: http://www.qlocktwo.com/#&panel1-2 and put it next to a digital clock so I can make sense of it Wonder if the Apple Watch will handle it... Thanks, Jason
jason☺

jason☺

Ok. Google search for qlocktwo javascript version turns up this: http://codepen.io/FWeinb/pen/oyACz They have a toggle at the bottom of the page that lets you choose your language. Part of the problem is solved. Maybe Rocket German can take that idea and add some of the features I mention to give us a super cool module on telling time?
jason☺

jason☺

Biegert & Funk offers an iPhone/iPad version of their qclocktwo for 99 cents that works in several languages: https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=317894604&mt=8
jason☺

jason☺

Sorry to keep writing, but javascript is fun and you can teach yourself how to tell the time in any language with that codepen tool I mentioned earlier: 1) go to the site: http://codepen.io/FWeinb/pen/oyACz 2) find the js editor and edit this line: wordClock.init(language['german']); 3) then find the getMinutes function return 45; //instead of taking the current time, you choose your own 4) next find the getHours function var hour = 12; //you pick the hour you want to use That's all, the clock will show you: Est ist viertel vor eins -Jason
jason☺

jason☺

2.8 What time is it? : Es ist zehn nach halb eins (12:40) I would like to suggest that this is simpler if it was written as Es ist zwanzig vor eins I think the lesson should provide the simple ways to say things at this level and perhaps do an advanced lesson later on the complex ways people might say things. Also, is it possible to say, "Es ist zwölf Uhr vierzig" such as mentioned here: http://www.deutschegrammatik20.de/der-einfache-satz/uhrzeit/ They explain the difference between "Die offizielle Uhrzeit" and "Die Uhrzeit in der Umgangssprache" Others do suggest that for 12:35 we might say Es ist fünf nach halb eins: http://www.babelnation.com/german/courses/01_05_1.html Also note that in the lesson Wieviel is used, which from what I read, is the alternative form. The proper written form is Wie viel as two words.

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