German question??

this is about time.

In English, if you say a time like 8:30, in German would you say...

1.) HALB ACHT

2.) NEUN ACHT

3.) or somehing entirely different.....(and if so what is it?)

please help im confused about this!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    You either say "halb neun" (try to imagine it this way: there's one hour in which 8 becomes 9, and half of that hour is already gone) or "acht Uhr dreißig", which is eight thirty. The "Uhr" is important, drop it and it becomes telegram style.

  • 1 decade ago

    1.) halb neun

    2.) acht Uhr dreißig

    but this had been said before so just a small addition:

    in the Army it would be:

    null acht dreißig (in the morning) or zwanzig dreißig (evening)

  • 1 decade ago

    Halb neun

    oder

    acht dreissig

    Source(s): linguist
  • 1 decade ago

    you would say halb neun as they say half an hour to instead of half past so where we would say half past 6 they would say halb sieben

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  • Adonai
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    acht dreibig

    Das Aussprache ist unterschiedlich, aber versucht es irgendwie;

    The prononciation is different, but try it anyway...:)

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