Il est sept heures et demie du soir

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Il est sept heures et demie du soir

Bonjour,

Why "Il est sept heures et demie du soir." is right (in the test)?

Like Debra said below: When using the 24-hour clock (13h, 14h, ...), you don't use et quart, et demie, moins le quart.

But it is 7:30 pm... and it uses with et demie... Why?


Merci beaucoup!


Asked 3 years ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

It is not using the 24 hour clock. «...sept heures et demie du soir» is using a 12 hour clock. If it was 24 hour clock it would be «dix-neuf heures trente» and in this case «et demie» etc not used (starting from treize heures). 

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Il est sept heures et demie du soir

Bonjour,

Why "Il est sept heures et demie du soir." is right (in the test)?

Like Debra said below: When using the 24-hour clock (13h, 14h, ...), you don't use et quart, et demie, moins le quart.

But it is 7:30 pm... and it uses with et demie... Why?


Merci beaucoup!


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