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Re: those irregular prepositions

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Friday, June 23, 2006, 15:09

daniel prohaska writes:
> "Did you learn the Southern German times for quarters, too? I am > always totally confused by them, especiall 'Viertel Drei' ('quarter > three'), which is 2:15. > **Henrik" > > Henrik, > Think of it as "ein verstrichenes Viertel bis drei (drei Viertel fehlen > noch)". It's the same as "halb drei" for 2:30.
Erm, yes, I know how to interpret it, but it's just not the way I think of hours. **Henrik