Setengah and suku

tengah is middle

Setengah is one half

Setengah for refering to time shows that the long hand is at six indicating half of the clock face is covered clockwise

Hence pukul satu setengah = half past one

 

Suku = quarter (one possible meaning)

Suku= in time reading shows that the long hand is at 3 or a quarter of the clock face is covered clockwise

Hence pukul tiga suku is a quarter past three

 

Dia tidur pada pukul sepuluh setengah setiap malam

S/he sleeps at half past ten every night

 

Mereka berenang pada pukul lima suku petang ini

They swim at a quarter past five this evening

 

Notice that both may be said in full as sepuluh tiga puluh minit and lima lima belas minit, respectively

 

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