It’s Time to Learn How to Tell the Time in English

Learn how to tell the time in English. We use the time to sequence events, to compare their duration and the intervals between them, and to quantify the speed at which objects move and things change.

To measure time, we can use anything that repeats itself regularly. One example is the dawn of a new day. Two more are the phases of the moon, and the seasons of the year. Even in ancient times, people developed calendars to keep track of the number of days in a year.

Telling the time in English is more complicated than just reading some numbers from the clock…

How to Tell the TIME Properly in English – Video

What Time Is It? How to Tell Time in English

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Units of Time

  • 1 aeon = ~1 billion years (in astronomy)
  • 1 millennium = 1000 years
  • 1 century = 100 years
  • 1 decade = 10 years
  • 1 lustrum = 5 years
  • 1 year = 12 months ≈ 365 days (366 days in leap years)
  • 1 month ≈ 28 to 31 days ≈ 4 weeks
  • 1 fortnight = 14 days = 2 weeks
  • 1 week = 7 days
  • 1 day = 24 hours
  • 1 hour = 60 minutes
  • 1 minute = 60 seconds
  • 1 second = SI base unit of time
  • 1 millisecond = 1/1,000 second
  • 1 microsecond = 1/1,000,000 second
  • 1 nanosecond = 1/1,000,000,000 second
  • 1 picosecond = 1/1,000,000,000,000 of a second
  • 1 femtosecond = 1/1,000,000,000,000,000 of a second
  • 1 attosecond = 1/1,000,000,000,000,000,000 of a second
  • 1 Planck time = smallest measurable unit of time

Learn to Talk About the Time of Day

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Frequency

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What Time is It in Your Country Now?

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Essbai
Essbai
3 years ago

Thank you a lot useful informations

Suganya
Suganya
1 year ago

Awesome👏✊👍

Ervina
Ervina
7 months ago

Well done!

nami
nami
6 months ago

I like the way you represent the time. The only thing is pictures are blurred, can’t use to show the children online.

Elena
Elena
5 months ago

It’s great!!! Thanks

bishar
bishar
4 months ago
Lucky Singh
Lucky Singh
4 months ago

About parts of body

Roel
Roel
21 days ago

Well done. But some of the images is blurd.

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