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how do you express time unofficially in deutsch

Viertel acht is 7:15?
drei Viertel acht is 7:45?
why?

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and 7:01 is eins nach sieben or ein nach sieben

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    no idea
    I can understand 'Viertel nach sieben' is 7:15
    and Viertel vor acht is 7:45.
    waiting for answers as well lol

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    You say that in some regions of Germany (and also in Austria, I think). It's quite confusing for the rest of us. Just remember: "dreiviertel acht", which means "3/4 of the hour to get 8 o'clock".

    7:15 Uhr is, for example, "viertel acht",
    7:30 Uhr "halb acht" and
    7:45 Uhr "drei viertel acht".

    Not hard to remember, but still confusing if you are used to say "viertel nach sieben", "halb acht" and "viertel vor acht".

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