Numbers in Bosnian and Telling Time

In the Bosnian language when saying “one” the person can say “jedan” [један] and to say “thirty” the person could use “trideset” [тридесет]. When telling someone that the time is “1:30” the speaker could say “jedan i trideset minuta” [један и тридесет]. Another number used for counting in Bosnian is “dva” [два]which translates as “two” and if telling someone about a certain time the speaker might say “pre dva” [пре два] which means “before two.” On the other hand, “posle dva” [после два] means “after two.”

When saying “eleven” in Bosnian, one can say “jedanaest” [једанаест]. When a person wants to say “11:00 am” this would translate as “jedanaest ujutru” [једанаест ујутрy] and to say “11:00 pm” this would be “jedanaest uveče” [једанаест увече]. Similarly, the word for “ten” is “deset” [десет] and to say “10:00 am” the speaker could say “deset ujutru” [десет ујутру] and to say “10:00 pm” this would be “deset uveče” [десет увече]. The translation of “fifteen” would be “ petnaest” [петнаест] and if the speaker says “Petnaest do četri” [петнаест до четири] the translation of this is “fifteen minutes to four.” In Bosnian, “četiri“ [четири] means “four.”

When saying “four” the translation of this is “četiri [четири] and the expression “četiri u jutro” [четири у јутрo] means “4:00” when telling someone the time. If the person wants to say “the pen costs three dollars” then he or she could say “Olovka košta tri dolara” [Оловка кошта три долара].

In Bosnian when saying that the time is “6:30” the person can say “šest i trideset” and the word “six” translates as “šest [шест]. The word “dvanaest” [дванаест] means “twelve” and to say “that the time is “12:00” the speaker could also use “dvanaest” [дванаест]. However, to say “It is 12:00 noon” this translates as “Podne je“ [Подне је] and to say “It is 12:00 midnight” would be “Ponoć je“ [Поноћ је].

Other numbers in Bosnian are “pedeset” [педесет] which means “fifty” and to say “seventeen” one can say “sedamnaest” [седамнаест]. In Bosnian, the word for “morning” is “jutro” [јутро] and “evening” is “veče“ [вече] or “uveče“ [увече]. “To say It is seven in the morning“ one could say “Sedam ujutrо“ [Седам ујутро] and to say “It is seven in the evening“ this translates as “Sedam uveče“ [Седам увече].

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