Learning Gujarati? Then it is important to be able to tell time in Gujarati as well!
Telling Time in Gujarati
અરે ભાઈ શું સમય થયો!
Our daily lives are centred around telling the time. It allows us to figure out if we are running late or if we have plenty of time to spare, assist us in making it to train, bus, or flight on time, and allow us to be on time for an important event. The learner of a new language should know that it is an essential skill to learn how to tell the time in a regional language, regardless of the reason they are learning the language.
Gujarat is well known for its culture, cuisine, universities, and business opportunities around the world. Whether you are in Gujarat for studies, a job, or simply to have fun, knowing how to ask for and tell the time in Gujarati will be essential. To help you learn the key vocabulary about the time you need for Gujarati speaking, we have created this Gujarati time-telling guide for you. So, here we go:
Time-related vocabulary and phrases
Time સમય (Samaya)
Hour કલાક (Kalāka)
O’clock વાગ્યો (vāgyo)
Morning સવાર (Savāra)
Afternoon બપોર (Bapōra)
Evening સાંજ (Sān̄ja)
What time is it? સમય શું છે? (Samay shuṁchhe?)
What’s the time? કેટલા વાગ્યા છે? (Keṭlā vāgyā chhe?)
If the time is on the hour
એક વાગ્યો છે ek vāgyo chhe
- બે વાગ્યા છે Bē vāgyā chē
- ત્રણ વાગ્યા છે Traṇa vāgyā chē
ચાર વાગ્યા છે Cāra vāgyā chē
- પાંચ વાગ્યા છે Pān̄ca vāgyā chē
- છ વાગ્યા છે Cha vāgyā chē
– સાત વાગ્યા છે sāt vāgyā chhe
- આઠ વાગ્યા છે Āṭha vāgyā chē
- નવ વાગ્યા છે Nava vāgyā chē
- દસ વાગ્યા છે Dasa vāgyā chē
- અગિયાર વાગ્યા છે Agiyāra vāgyā chē
- બાર વાગ્યા છે Bāra vāgyā chē
Hours and minutes in Gujarati
- When dealing with the first half of the Hour like 9.05, we will say, 'nav ane paṁch thyā chhe' નવ આને પંખ છે છે
- When dealing with the second half of the Hour like 3.55, we will say 'chārmāṁ paṁch kam chhe', ચારમામ પંચ કામ છે
Use of half-past, quarter-past and quarter to in gujarati
Half-past – In Gujarati, we use the term સાડા (sāḍā) for half-past. For example, 4.30 will be સાડા ચાર વાગ્યા છે (Sāḍā cāra vāgyā chhe).
However, there is an exception for saying 1.30 and 2.30 in Gujarati. For 1.30 we use દોઢ વાગ્યો છે (dodh vāgyo chhe) and for 2.30 we use the term અઢી વાગ્યા છે (adhī vāgyā chhe).
Quarter to - In Gujarati, we use the term પોણા (Ponā) for the quarter to. For example, 6.45 will be પોણા સાત વાગ્યા છે (ponā sāt vāgyā chhe).
Quarter past - In Gujarati, we use the term સવા (savā) for quarter past. For example, 5.15 will be સવા પાંચ વાગ્યા છે (savā paṁch vāgyā chhe).
Points to remember
The twelve hour clock – Due to the prevalence of the twelve-hour clock in India rather than the twenty-four-hour clock, Gujaratis as well use the phase of the day to describe the hour rather than am or pm. For instance:
5 p.m. would be expressed as સાંજના પાંચ વાગ્યા છે (Sān̄janā pān̄ca vāgyā chē)
6 a.m. would be expressed as સવારના છ વાગ્યા છે (Savāranā cha vāgyā chē)
2 p.m. would be expressed as બપોરના બે વાગ્યા છે (Bapōranā bē vāgyā chē)
Hopefully, you now have a much better understanding of asking for and giving time in Gujarati. Of course, to become fluent in Gujarati, you need to learn more than just telling the time. It is therefore imperative that you have a complete learning plan with useful vocabulary, simple grammar explanations and speaking practice. Luckily, Language Curry offers all of this.
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