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Lesson 26 – Hours of the day & Numbers

Essaawa mmeka kaakati? (What time is it now?)
Kaakati ssawa bbiri. (Now it’s eight o’clock.)
Note: Time in Luganda: essaawa emu [literally ‘one o’clock] corresponds to 7 o’clock in English; always deduct six hours to get the correct time in Luganda; thus 7am in the morning is “essaawa emu(1)”, 12 am - “essaawa mukaaga (6)” and 4pm - “essaawa kkumi (10)” When you deduct six hours the corresponding number is the on the opposite side of the analog clock.

For a description of the Luganda numbers: visit the vocabulary section (see button below).