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# How do we say time in English?

Telling the time in English
WriteSay
10.35(It's) twenty-five to (eleven)
9.57three minutes to ten
10.38twenty-two minutes to eleven
10.45AmE. a quarter of eleven

Keeping this in view, how do you say time in words?

1) Say the hour first and then the minutes. ( Hour + Minutes)
1. 6:25 - It's six twenty-five.
2. 8:05 - It's eight O-five (the O is said like the letter O)
3. 9:11 - It's nine eleven.
4. 2:34 - It's two thirty-four.

Similarly, how do you say 45 minutes in English?

At minute 45, we say it's “quarter to” the next hour. For example, at 5:45, we say it's “quarter to six” (or 15 minutes before 6:00). At minute 30, we say it's “half past”.

What does half past 9 mean?

It means 9:30 since an hour is 60 minutes, if it is half past 9 then it is thirty minutes after 9 o'clock. It means 9:30 since an hour is 60 minutes, if it is half past 9 then it is thirty minutes after 9 o'clock.

How do you use past in time?

In five minute increments, when it's past the hour (up to 30 minutes past) we say "past". When it's before the hour (after 30 minutes past) we say "to". There are 60 minutes in an hour. 30 minutes is half an hour, we say "half past" or "thirty".