Expressing times around midnight

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Expressing times around midnight

Vingt-trois heures trente-cinq might be a clumsy way of expressing 'twenty five to midnight' but surely it is not incorrect?

Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi John,

You are right in thinking that it is technically correct but I'm not sure you'd hear it in Fench as much as -

Minuit moins vingt-cinq

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Expressing times around midnight

Vingt-trois heures trente-cinq might be a clumsy way of expressing 'twenty five to midnight' but surely it is not incorrect?

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