Presentation on theme: "We write the time like this:"— Presentation transcript:
1 And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for… Telling Time in French
2 We write the time like this: … What do you think the “h” stands for?
3 Answer: the “h” stands for heure (hour) To say the time in French, use this format: The hour + “heure” + the minute. Example: 1:00 = une heure 2:00 = deux heures 5:15 = cinq heures quinze 9:20 = neuf heures vingt 11:05 = onze heures cinqThe Basics:
5 Demi = Half3:30 = trois heures trente OR! 3:30 = trois heures et demi (used more often) 6:30 = six heures et demi 9:30 = neuf heures et demi … how would you say 7:30, using “demi”?
6 The 24-hour clock!In America, our clocks have only12 hours, even though there are 24 hours in a day.In Europe, as well as many parts of the world, people use the 24-hour clock, aka military time.What advantages are there in using a 24-hour clock?
7 24-hour clock, continued… Time starts at midnight at 0:00 and continues just like our 12-hour clock.All of the “am” times are still the same, but at 1:00pm, instead of starting over at 1:00, we continue to 13:00.The 24 hour clock goes until 23:59 and then starts again at 0:00 (midnight).13:00 = 1:00pm18:20 = 6:20pm21:45 = 9:45pm… you can just subtract 12 from the hour to figure it out.