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Hi!

Carsten Becker <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>...
> > I'd answer e.g. "Just half
> >past ten ago" and would hear from another corner of the
> >classroom "No, he's wrong, it's nine-thirty-two".
>
> Of course I'd be wrong! That should have been "half past nine"! German is so
> stupid by parsing "half ten" as "half past nine", or rather "half *to* ten".

It's not stupid!

**Henrik