## What does half past 8?

Similarly half after eight = 8:30 in some parts of the USA, while they say half past eight or eight thirty elsewhere. There various ways to say 8:45 – quarter of nine is used in some areas of the USA, and quarter til nine, quarter to nine, or eight forty-five in others.

What is half pass on a clock?

Half past means 30 minutes past an hour. The number on the clock that the hour hand has just gone past tells us which hour we are half an hour past. For example at half past one the larger minutes hand is pointing at the 6 and the smaller hour hand is halfway between the 1 and the 2.

What does half past 3 look like on a clock?

The minute hand has moved halfway around the clock. Doesn’t it look like half of a circle? 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 can all be described as half past 1, half past 2, and half past 3.

### What does half past seven look like?

The standard way to tell the time when it’s X:30 is “half past X”. For example, 5:30 is “half past five”, 7:30 is “half past seven”, and so on (or, if precision is required, there’s nothing wrong with saying “five thirty”, “seven thirty”, etc.).

What is half past 9 in the morning?

At minute 45, we say it’s “quarter to” the next hour. For example, at 5:45, we say it’s “quarter to six” (or 15 minutes before 6:00). At minute 30, we say it’s “half past”. So at 9:30, we would say it’s “half past nine” (or half an hour after 9:00).

What is quarter to 3 o clock?

If it’s before noon we tend to say “in the morning”. If it’s after noon we say “in the afternoon”.
07:30 It’s half past seven in the morning. 14:30 It’s half past two in the afternoon.
45 minutes past the hour is quarter to:
07:45 It’s quarter to eight in the morning. 14:45 It’s quarter to three in the afternoon.

## What does 8 mean in clock?

Filters. The start of the ninth hour of the day in both the 12-hour and the 24-hour clock; 8:00.

Why is half past not half?

The convention is that we express the time in terms of the hour that it’s closest to. “A quarter past nine”, not “three-quarters to ten”; but “twenty to ten”, not “forty past nine”. “Half past” is, of course, exactly in the middle. The convention is that we say “half past” rather than “half to”.

What to do with half past digital clock?

The digital clock times can be used as a classroom display, or printed out smaller and used as flashcards. Once you have explored o’clock and half past, you may want to move onto quarter past. Use these posters to compliment this bingo game that involves recognising half past on digital and analogue clocks.

### When does the clock say half past the hour?

What is Half Past the Hour? Half past the hour is when the minutes hand of a clock is pointing at the 6. This means that the minutes hand has completed half a turn, or half an hour since the last hour. 30 minutes have passed in half an hour. Half past means 30 minutes past an hour.

What can a half past poster be used for?

A set of A4 posters displaying half past for each hour of the day. Can be used as a classroom display, or printed out smaller and used as flashcards. Explore the rest of our Clock and Time Display resources to teach children how to tell the time. The above video may be from a third-party source.

Which is bigger half past 8 or half past hour?

8 is the smaller of these two numbers and so, the time is half past 8. Half past 8 can also be said as “30 minutes past 8′ or “8 thirty”. We can write this as 08:30. Because the hour hand is half way past the 8, it is also half way towards the 9. So at half past 8, there are 30 more minutes until 9 o’clock.