Telling Time

Background Review

Let’s look at how numbers are used to tell time

o'clock

baje = o’clock

 

 

do baje hai = it is 2 o’clock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




when we drop the hai, it becomes…

do baje = at 2 o’clock 

 

You Try...

It’s 5 o’clock (paanch) = paanch…

at 7 o’clock (saat) =

Asking Time

replace the number with kitne

 

kitne baje hai = what time is it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

drop “hai” to get:

 

kitne baje = at what time?

You Try...

At what time, Amit goes home? = ki…

At what time is the party? =

Important times of the hour

sava = quarter past

 

 

sava paach baje hai = 5:15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

saDhe = half past

 

saDhe paanch baje hai = 5:30 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

paune = quarter to

 

paune nau baje hai = 8:45

You Try...

at 3:15 = sa…

it’s 6:30 = 

at 8:45 =

Important time periods

These are included in the memorizer. We will memorize them during our conversations.

 

Intra-day…

 


second = second

minat = minute

ghanta = hour

din = day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day-related…

 

aaj = today

kal = tomorrow/yesterday

parso = day after tomorrow/day before yesterday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Longer time period…

 

hafta = week

mahina = month

saal = year

 

 

 

You Try...

Today, I am making a dosa = aaj…

Tomorrow, I am going home =

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