Mar 052012
 

The question “saat kaç?” asks the current time. There are 4 possibilities:

  1. Exact:
    it’s one o’clock = saat bir
    it’s twelve o’clock = saat on iki
  2. Half past:
    We use the word buçuk.
    it’s half past ten = saat on buçuk
    it’s half past three = saat  üç buçuk
    exception: half past twelve = saat yarım
  3.  1-29 minutes past:
    We use the accusative case for the hour and the word geçiyor.
    it’s ten past five = saat beşi on geçiyor
    it’s twenty five past two = saat ikiyi yirmi beş geçiyor
  4. 1-29 minutes to:
    We use the dative case for the hour and the word var.
    it’s ten minutes to four = saat dörde on var
    it’s twenty minutes to six = saat altıya yirmi var

If we are going to answer the question “saat kaçta?” (when):

  1. Exact:
    We use the locative case.
    at one o’clock = saat birde
    at twelve o’clock = saat on ikide
  2. Half past:
    We use the locative case.
    We use the word buçuk.
    at half past ten = saat on buçukta
    at half past three = saat üç buçukta
    exception: half past twelve = saat yarımda
  3. 1-29 minutes past:
    We use the accusative case for the hour and the word geçe.
    at ten past five = saat beşi on geçe
    at twenty five past two = saat ikiyi yirmi beş geçe
  4. 1-29 minutes to:
    We use the dative case for the hour and the word kala.
    at ten minutes to four = saat dörde on kala
    at twenty minutes to six = saat altıya yirmi kala

Quarter:
We use the word çeyrek.
it’s a quarter past seven = saat yediyi çeyrek geçiyor
at a quarter to eight = saat sekize çeyrek kala

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