German Hours (die uhrzeit), Do not Say German Clocks, Wie spät ist es?


First of all, I would like to emphasize that in order to speak the German language, it is necessary to know the numbers from German 1 to 100 very well. It is difficult for us to say the clocks without knowing the German numbers precisely.

The German hours are usually high school 9. are included in the educational curriculum of the classes 10. and 11. It is likely that this will also be seen in classrooms. In this lesson, which is German hours, the following topics will be examined in detail:

  • How to ask German time?
  • How do you say the exact hours in German?
  • How to say German half-clocks?
  • How to say German quarter clocks?
  • How to say German hour and minute?


  • German hours: die Uhrzeit
In German, hours are asked using the following pattern.

Ask German Time

1. Wie spät ist es?
2. Wieviel Uhr ist es?

Wie spät ist es? ve Wieviel Uhr ist es? The question patterns in German what time is it? You can also use the two patterns, they both mean the same thing.
In German, the clock is asked this way.

As you can see, these German patterns in English What is the time? ve What time is it? the question poses a similarity.

For additional information, see the spät kelmeinde ä for more information on what it means, how you read it, and how you can write this ä on your keyboard German Alphabet Your friends who know can read that position.

Do not Say Time in Almancer

Now that you have learned how to ask the clock in German, let's take a look at how the times are spoken. The hours in German are expressed in numbers of 1-12 in daily conversations (Informell). (for example, at 3, hours, etc.)
In formal interviews and correspondence (Formell) the numbers between 12-24 are used. (for example, ninety-thirty hours at 20.00-hours).

  • Formell (Offiziell) Clocks in German
  • Informell (Inoffiziell) Hours in German

There is a difference between official and unofficial usage of telling clocks in German. unofficial use is called, Informal called or Inoffiziell So you know when the opponent's hours telling Informell or telling Inoffiziell the times are unofficial what is used in everyday life when it comes out of something.

In the same way, Formal say or watch offiziell when you say something like saying formal you know it's official use in life, in official agencies, in news, on television, on the radio.

In that case, the German clock is used both in daily life Informell Informell both in terms of usage formal use ie Formell We will first look at the use of Informell in daily life. After learning to use Informell, we will give examples of using Formell at the end of the position.

First, let's start at the position with the exact hours being spoken in German.

Do not Say Full Time in German

Let's take the exact hours first. You need to know the numbers by heart so you can master this topic.
The method to be followed in full hours is as follows:

Es ist ...... Uhr.

The number of points shown above and the number of hours left in the blank are fetched.
The Uhr word, which is the last word of the above chart, is usually not spoken when hours are spoken in German. It does not change the meaning of uttering the Uhr word. How can you use it like that?

German Full Time Examples:

  • Time 5: Es ist fünf Uhr
  • Time 7: Es ist sieben Uhr
  • Time 8: Es ist acht Uhr
  • Time 9: Es ist neun Uhr
  • Time 10: Es ist zehn Uhr
  • Time 12: Es ist zwölf Uhr

In German, exact times are easy to say, and in addition to the examples we give up, let us give the following example as an example.

Speaking of German Full Time

Speaking of German Full Time

Now let's see how half-clocks are spoken in German.

Do not Say Almancada's Clocks

In Germany, half-clocks are said by following the method.

Do not Say German Hourglass Clocks
Es ist halb ... (+ 1) ....

If the hour is four and a half hours, the dotted quad is not the four, but the five.
Halb word means half.
Let's examine the following examples.

  • Four and a half hours: Es ist halb fünf
  • Five and a half hours: Es ist halb sechs
  • Six o'clock at midnight: Es ist halb sieben
  • At ten o'clock: Es ist halb elf

Half-hour clocks in German can be said in daily conversations among the people, briefly as the following examples show:

  • halb sieben: six and a half
  • halb acht: seven and a half
  • halb elf: ten and a half
  • one and a half: halb zwei
  • two and a half: halb drei
  • three and a half: halb vier

What is important here is that it is absolutely necessary to use an hour ahead.

Now let's give some pictures of how to say German half-clocks.
The illustrated examples also help to make the subject more understandable and memorable.

German Half-Hour Examples

German Half-Hour Examples

Do not forget to say an hour ahead when half-clocks are spoken in German.

Do not Say German Quarterly Clocks

Do not say quarterly clocks in German quarter past ve quarter to in two stages.

German Quarter Exceed (nach) - Quarter Exist (vor)

German Quarter Exceed (nach) - Quarter Exist (vor)

German Quarter Is Passing How?

Quoting in German, a quarter is said, as shown in the following pattern:

Es ist Viertel nach ...............

In the above phrase, nach means "passing". If the quat quarter is over, that number is brought to the dotted number. If the reference time is 3 a quarter is passed then the dotted yacht must also be written three words "drei". Viertel word means quarter The subject will be better understood with the samples we will give now.

Examples of German quarterly hours:

  • Time is five quarters: Es ist Viertel nach fünf
  • Quarter past eight: Es ist Viertel nach acht
  • Quarter four quarters: Es ist Viertel nach vier
  • It's a quarter past seven: Es ist Viertel nach sieben

German Quarter Yes How to Come?

When speaking in German the quarter is said as it is shown in the following pattern:

Es ist Viertel vor ...............

In the above phrase, the word vor means "exist, kala". If there is a quadrant, that number is brought to the dotted number. If there is a quarter at 4, then the dotted quadrant should be written as "vier". Viertel word means quarter The subject will be better understood with the samples we will give now.

Examples of German quarterly hours:

  • There is a quarter to five o'clock: Es ist Viertel vor fünf
  • Quarter to quarter: Es ist Viertel vor acht
  • There is a quarter of the time at: Es ist Viertel vor vier
  • There is a quarter to an hour: Es ist Viertel vor sieben

Do not Say German Times in Minutes

In Germany, minute hours are formed according to the following example.

Es ist ......... vor / nach .........

Do not say the hour of the minutes above the first dotted hour is the minute, the second dotted hour is the hour We will bring.

We just made it clear here that the vocabulary means that it exists and that the nach word means passing.

Now let's give some examples of German hours that are both present and past:

  • Twenty hours past three: Es ist zwanzig nach drei
  • There are twenty twenty hours: Es ist zwanzig vor drei
  • It is forty-five forty: Es ist vierzig nach fünf
  • There are forty five forty: Es ist vierzig vor fünf
  • Es ist zehn nach zwei: Time is two to ten
  • Es ist zwanzig nach drei: Twenty hours past three
  • Es ist fünfundzwanzig nach fünf: five five twenty five
  • Es ist elf nach sieben: It's been seven o'clock
  • Es ist fünf vor fünf: There are five at five o'clock
  • Es ist zehn vor vier: There are ten at ten o'clock
  • Es ist zwanzig vor neun: There are twenty at nine o'clock
  • Es ist acht vor elf: There are eightteen o'clock in the hour

In order to be able to learn German hours, we have to say that we have to dominate the german numbers first.
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Saying Formell in German Hours

All of the above subject matter did not take into account the official life, but in the form used in everyday life. However, in cases such as official speech and correspondence hours 24 is said over the clock.On the afternoon at noon is fourteen.It will be given at the official hour, Let's give a few examples:

German Hours Formell - Do not Say Offiziell (Official)
Es ist ....... Uhr .......

We say the hour before and the minute before the pattern shown above. We write the hour with the first point and the minute with the second point.

German Hours Formell - Offiziell Examples:

  • Es ist zehn Uhr zwanzig: Twenty hours past
  • Es ist acht Uhr fünfundzwanzig: Twenty-five at eight o'clock
  • 7. 40 Es ist sieben Uhr vierzig
  • 10. 45 Es ist zehn Uhr fünfundvierzig
  • 20. 55 Es ist zwanzig Uhr fünfundfünfzig
  • 22.30 Es ist zweiundzwanzig Uhr dreißig

Finally, we also recommend that you thoroughly review our picture below, which includes FORMELL - INFORMELL clock samples which we have prepared for you.

German Formell Informell Watches

German Formell Informell Watches

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