How to tell the time in French

CatherineB2Kwiziq community member

How to tell the time in French

Where it says treize heures moins cinq, just above Jargon Busters, should that translate as 2:55 rather than 0:55?
Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Catherine ! Indeed, "treize heures moins cinq" actually means "12:55", so thanks for pointing it out to us! We actually changed to "vingt heures moins cinq" to highlight the difference between 7:55 and 19:55 ! Merci!
AurélieKwiziq team member
Following your post, I decided to completely upgrade this lesson, to make it even clearer!!! Have a look there: https://www.french-test.com/revision/grammar/how-to-tell-the-time-in-french-simple

How to tell the time in French

Where it says treize heures moins cinq, just above Jargon Busters, should that translate as 2:55 rather than 0:55?

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