Clocks go forward / back

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Clocks go forward / back

Post by ladybird » Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:25 pm

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I know that we had a discussion on this subject ages ago but I can't find the thread.

Which is the correct term to describe when the clocks go / forward or back at the start and end of summer?

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Post by Roby » Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:43 pm

In Italian

spostare l'ora in avanti
to turn the clocks ahead

spostare l'ora indietro
to turn the clocks back

The clocks have been changed to:

dall'ora legale all'ora solare
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Post by Carlo » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:18 pm

The most common expression is:

Spostare (in) avanti/spostare indietro le lancette dell'orologio/degli orologi

Yesterday on the news they kept reminding us to "spostare indietro di un'ora le lancette (dell'orologio)".

You will also here "mettere avanti/indietro" instead of "spostare".

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Re: Clocks go forward / back

Post by giuseppe » Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:12 am

ladybird wrote:Ciao a tutti

I know that we had a discussion on this subject ages ago but I can't find the thread.
Hi! Here it is:
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It will not last the night
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends
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Post by timLA » Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:14 pm

Spring forward in the Spring, Fall back in the Fall.
Piombate nella primavera , abbattetevi nel autunno.

No, non va, eh? :lol:
Una mucca dice all'altra "Hai letto della "mucca pazza"? L'altra dice "Sì, ho sentito. Che fortuna che io sono un pinguino!

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