Telling time

Telling time

 

 

السَّاعَة

 

/issaaʻah/

 

Means

 

O’clock

 

As in

 

السَّاعَة أَرْبَعَة

 

 

 


 

السَّاعَة

 

Is feminine in Arabic, therefore we would use feminine form for numbers

 

As in

 

السَّاعَة وَحْدَة

 

 

 


 

 

الصُّبُح

 

/iSSubuH/

 

Means

 

AM

 

 

 


 

 

اللّيل

 

/illail/

 

Means

 

PM

 

 

 


 

 

السَّاعَة بيش؟

 

/issaaʻah baish/

 

Means

 

What is the time?

 

 

 


 

 

بَلة زَحْمَة عَليكْ

/balah zaHmah ʻaleek/

 

Means

 

Please

 

(To a male)

 

 

 


 

 

بَلة زَحْمَة عَليج

 

/balah zaHmah ʻaleech/

 

Means

 

Please

 

(To a female)

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

نُصّ

 

/nuSS/

 

Means

 

Half

 

 

 


 

 

رُبُع

 

/rubuʻ/

 

Means

 

Quarter

 

 

 


 

 

ثِلِثْ

 

/thilith/

 

Means

 

Third

 

 

 


 

 

دَقيقَة

 

/daqeeqah/

 

Means

 

Minute

 

 

 


 

 

دَقايق

 

/daqaayiq/

 

Means

 

Minutes

 

 

 


 

 

“و”

 

means

 

“And”

 

When telling time “و” will turn the meaning into “Past”

 

And

 

“إِلَّا”

 

means

 

“To”

 

(السَّاعَة أَرْبَعَة و نُصّ)

 

Half past four

 

 


 

 

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