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  • 지금 몇 시에요?
    What time is it now?
  • 8시30분이에요
    It's 8:30.
  • 회의는 몇시에 시작합니까?
    What time does the meeting begin?
  • 9시 반에 시작합니다.
    It begins at 9:30.

Korean culture & Tip

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Before the western clock was imported in daily life, the 12 signs of Zodiac were used as a clock. The Zodiac clock divides a day into 12 parts; Ja si (子時) 11pm – 1am, Chuk si (丑時) 1am – 3am, In si (寅時) 3am -5am, Myo si (卯時) 5am – 7am, Jin si (辰時) 7am – 9am, Sa si (巳時) 9am – 11am, O si (午時) 11am – 1pm, Mi si (未時) 1pm – 3pm, Sin si (申時) 3pm – 5pm, Yu si (酉時) 5pm – 7pm, Sul si (戌時) 7pm – 9pm, Hae si (亥時) 9pm – 11pm. Each Zodiac sign represents an animal such as a mouse, cow, tiger, etc.

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