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"It is half past four." in German is

Es ist halb fünf.


     n. (music) E-flat
     n. (psychoanalysis) id
     pron. Nominative and accusative neuter third-person singular personal pronoun
          Wo ist das Buch? Es liegt auf dem Tisch. - Where's the book? It’s on the table.
          Wo ist das Kind? Ich habe es. - Where is the child? I have it.
     v. third-person singular present of sein
          v. (copulative, with a predicate adjective or predicate nominative) to be
               Das ist schön. - That is beautiful.
               Das ist ein Auto. - That is a car.
          v. (with a dative object and certain adjectives) to feel, (to experience a condition)
               Usage: In this sense sein is always conjugated in the third person singular and takes a Dative noun. The impersonal subject es may be present, but is often taken as implied. For example: "Mir i
     adj. half, halfway
          Er ist seit einem halben Monat nicht mehr hier gewesen. - He hasn’t been here for half a month.
     adv. a half-hour before, thirty minutes before (used with the number of the following hour)
          Wir treffen uns um halb zwei. - We’re meeting at one-thirty.
     n-f. five
     num. (cardinal) five (numerical value represented by the Arabic numeral 5; or describing a set with five elements)