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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday July 25, 2018

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff.
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1. Ellen Hawley - July 25, 2018

Eeeeeeeeeeeek.

2. Victor Dewsbery - July 25, 2018

South? In the north-east (Berlin/Brandenburg at least), local dialect speakers still say “Viertel sieben” (quarter seven) to mean a quarter past 6. Apparently, this applies in a broad band from south-west to north-east Germany, while the west, north-west and south east of Germany use the more international “Viertel nach sechs” (quarter after six). Found an article about it (in German): http://www.sprachauskunft-vechta.de/wendungen/viertel_sieben.htm

3. Anna Agustí - July 30, 2018

In most dialects of my Catalan, my native language, we also use the “one quarter, two quarters, three quarters of the next hour” to say which time it is. Please make it official in German so it will be easier for me to learn the language ;-).

Jill (@bonnjill) - July 31, 2018

I’ll get right on that 😉


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