The time 16:55 in Arabic

16:55

السّاعَةُ الخَامِسَةُ إِلَّا خَمسَ دَقَائِقٍ

as-saa3atu al-khaamisatu 'illaa khamsa daqaa'iqin

The time 16:55 in Arabic is written السّاعَةُ الخَامِسَةُ إِلَّا خَمسَ دَقَائِقٍ .
The pronunciation is as-saa3atu al-khaamisatu 'illaa khamsa daqaa'iqin

This Arabic time expression literally means the 5th hour except 5 minutes
Below, I go through the details of the time expression.

as-saa3atu = the clock
السّاعَةُ (pronounced as-saa3atu) means the clock
Learn how to write clock in Arabic

al-khaamisatu = the 5th
الخَامِسَةُ (pronounced al-khaamisatu) means the 5th.
It is a sequence number, that obviously refers to the 5th hour.

'illaa = except
The particle إِلَّا (pronounced 'illaa) means the except.

khamsa = 5
خَمسَ (som uttalas khamsa) betyder 5.
It refers to the number of minutes (5) remaining until the next hour (the 5th).

minute/minutes
دَقَائِقٍ (pronounced daqaa'iqin) means minutes. That is plural of (daqiiqa) which means minute.
Learn the words for minute and minutes in Arabic


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