Germanic Languages Comparative Vocabulary: Telling Time

How to tell time in German, Dutch, and Afrikaans


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English German Dutch Afrikaans
What time is it? Wie spät ist es? Hoe laat is het? Hoe laat is dit?
It is one o'clock es ist ein Uhr het is een uur dit is eenuur
It is five o'clock es ist fünf Uhr het is vijf uur dit is twee-uur
It is noon es ist mittag het is middag dit is middag
It is midnight es ist mitternacht het is middernacht dit is middernag
half past five halb sechs half zes halfses
quarter to five ein Viertel vor fünf kwart voor vijven kwart voor vyf
quarter past five ein Viertel nach fünf kwart over vijven kwart oor vyf
twenty to five zwanzig Minuten vor fünf twintig minuten voor vijf twintig voor vyf
twenty past five zwanzig Minuten nach fünf twintig minuten over vijf twintig oor vyf

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