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Expression 'rưỡi'

Expression 'rưỡi'

Short explanation:

Used to express 'half past' in telling time.

Formation:

hour + rưỡi

Examples:

Bây giờ là hai giờ rưỡi.
It's half past two now.
Chúng tôi sẽ gặp nhau lúc bảy giờ rưỡi.
We will meet at half past seven.
Cửa hàng mở cửa từ sáu giờ rưỡi sáng.
The store opens from half past six in the morning.
Chúng tôi đã đến sân bay lúc một giờ rưỡi chiều.
We arrived at the airport at half past one in the afternoon.

Long explanation:

The Vietnamese term 'rưỡi' is an expression used to indicate 'half past' in relation to the hour. It is used when telling the time to indicate 30 minutes past a certain hour. It can be compared to 'half past' in English. The term 'rưỡi' is always used following a specific hour.
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