Dutch/Vocabulary/What time is it?

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Hoe laat is het? Saying what time it is quite different from in English. You do not use the same rules for saying 8:10 and 8:50, for example. In the following examples, we use times from 8 to 9 o'clock.

__:00 / __:15 / __:30 / __:45[edit]

3:00 3:15 3:30 3:45
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__:01 to __:19[edit]

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Examples:

 3:01 - 1 over 3
 3:05 - 5 over 3
 ...
 3:19 - 19 over 3

__:20[edit]

Example:

 8:20 - 20 over 8 (not used everywhere), or 10 voor half 9

__:21 to __:29[edit]

Examples:

 8:21 - 9 voor half 9
 8:22 - 8 voor half 9
 ...
 8:29 - 1 voor half 9

__:30[edit]

Example:

 8:30 - half 9

__:31 to __:39[edit]

vijf over half vier

Examples:

 8:31 - 1 over half 9
 8:32 - 2 over half 9
 ...
 8:39 - 9 over half 9

__:40[edit]

Example:

 8:40 - 10 over half 9

__:41 to __:59[edit]

Examples:

 8:41 - 19 voor 9
 8:42 - 18 voor 9
 ...
 8:59 - 1 voor 9

__:00[edit]

Example:

 9:00 - 9 uur