Other “unusual” names and changes made for a frivolous purpose
How do you say 13 00 in English?
However, the US military prefers not to say 24:00 – they do not like to have two names for the same thing, so they always say “23:59”, which is one minute before midnight.
|24-hour clock||12-hour clock|
|12:00||12:00 p.m. – noon|
How do Brits express time?
For example, a quarter after six instead of, a quarter past six as in British English. The other difference I know, so far, is that the British use dots to separate “hour” and “minute” in digital times like “08.35” while Americans use a colon e.g; “08:35”.
Do you say 17 o clock?
17:00 which is read as seventeen hundred hours. You can leave out the “hundred”. I would not say 17 o’clock.
Do Europeans say 13 o clock?
Only use o’clock up to 12
We only use ‘o’clock’ for precise hours. … We only use ‘o’clock’ when we are telling time using the 12-hour clock so English speakers would never say ’13 o’clock’.
Do they use military time in UK?
One key difference you’ll detect on digital clocks in the UK is that they are often in military time—that is, they go up to 24:00, thereby eliminating a need to specify a.m. versus p.m. You’ll notice if your clock goes to 24 at midnight, it’ll switch to 00 when the next day technically begins.
What clock does the UK use?
When to use the 12-hour or 24-hour clock, what “half twelve” means, and what time zone the U.K. is in. In conversation, most Brits use the 12-hour clock, as do most North Americans—so nine o’clock in the morning is “9am,” and nine o’clock in the evening is “9pm.”
What countries use 12-hour time?
9) Eighteen (18) Countries use the 12-hour clock: Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, El Salvador, Honduras, India, Ireland, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and U.S. (although the military uses the 24-hour clock).
How do British write the date?
Whatever the format, in British English, dates are usually written in the order day – month – year, while in American English they are written month – day – year. For IELTS, you can use both date formats.
Why do we say quarter past?
We can see that one-fourth of 60 minutes is 15 minutes. The word “quarter” means one-fourth. When we say, “A quarter past 6,” we mean one-fourth of an hour past 6 o’clock, or 15 minutes past 6. When we say, “A quarter till 6,” we mean one-fourth of an hour till 6 o’clock, or 15 minutes till 6.