Telling time is very important. The Clock Tower helps you learn how to properly tell time.
Change the time on the clock using the pull down menus with numbers under the clock. To change the clock face, click on one of the small clock faces under the time. To change the languages for the clock, change the "Target" and "Source" and click "Go".
To ask "What time is it?" in Welsh, you say "Faint o'r gloch?".
Traditional numbers are used when telling time in Welsh.
Time in Welsh is feminine, so you would say "Mae'n", which is the shortened form of "Mae hin" (She is).
To reply for exact hours, you would use "Mae'n" + the number of the hour, and "o'r gloch". 1:00 = Mae'n un o'r gloch.
For the minutes of the hour, you would use:
"Mae'n" + the number of minutes + "munud wedi" (minutes past) + the hour. 1:20 = Mae'n ugain munud wedi un.
There are specific words for noon and midnight: 12:00 = Mae'n hanner dydd. 24:00 = Mae'n hanner nos.
There are specific words for quarterly times.
chwarter wedi = 15 past (quarter past)
chwarter i = 15 of (quarter to) 2:15 = Mae'n chwarter wedi dau. 2:45 = Mae'n chwarter i tri.
hanner awr wedi = 30 of (half hour past) 2:30 = Mae'n hanner awr wedi dau.
When the time before the next hour is twenty minutes or less, you can also express time using "i" (to) from the next hour. 4:40 = Mae'n ugain munud i pump.