# Convert given time into words

• Difficulty Level : Basic
• Last Updated : 09 Dec, 2022

Given a time in the format of hh:mm (12-hour format) 0 < hh < 12, 0 <= mm < 60. The task is to convert it into words as shown:
Examples :

```Input : h = 5, m = 0
Output : five o' clock

Input : h = 6, m = 24
Output : twenty four minutes past six```

Corner cases are m = 0, m = 15, m = 30 and m = 45.

```6:00 six o'clock
6:10 ten minutes past six
6:15 quarter past six
6:30 half past six
6:45 quarter to seven
6:47 thirteen minutes to seven```

Recommended Practice

The idea is to use the if-else-if statement to determine the time in words. According to the above-given example, on the basis of minutes, we can categorize time in words into 8, which are minutes equal to 0, 15, 30, 45, 1, 59, and in a range less than 30 or greater than 30. Check the value of minutes and print accordingly.
Below is the implementation of this approach:

## C++

 `// C++ program to convert time into words` `#include ` `using` `namespace` `std;`   `// Print Time in words.` `void` `printWords(``int` `h, ``int` `m)` `{` `    ``char` `nums[][64] = { ``"zero"``, ``"one"``, ``"two"``, ``"three"``, ``"four"``,` `                        ``"five"``, ``"six"``, ``"seven"``, ``"eight"``, ``"nine"``,` `                        ``"ten"``, ``"eleven"``, ``"twelve"``, ``"thirteen"``,` `                        ``"fourteen"``, ``"fifteen"``, ``"sixteen"``, ``"seventeen"``,` `                        ``"eighteen"``, ``"nineteen"``, ``"twenty"``, ``"twenty one"``,` `                        ``"twenty two"``, ``"twenty three"``, ``"twenty four"``,` `                        ``"twenty five"``, ``"twenty six"``, ``"twenty seven"``,` `                        ``"twenty eight"``, ``"twenty nine"``,` `                      ``};`   `    ``if` `(m == 0)` `        ``printf``(``"%s o' clock\n"``, nums[h]);`   `    ``else` `if` `(m == 1)` `        ``printf``(``"one minute past %s\n"``, nums[h]);`   `    ``else` `if` `(m == 59)` `        ``printf``(``"one minute to %s\n"``, nums[(h % 12) + 1]);`   `    ``else` `if` `(m == 15)` `        ``printf``(``"quarter past %s\n"``, nums[h]);`   `    ``else` `if` `(m == 30)` `        ``printf``(``"half past %s\n"``, nums[h]);`   `    ``else` `if` `(m == 45)` `        ``printf``(``"quarter to %s\n"``, nums[(h % 12) + 1]);`   `    ``else` `if` `(m <= 30)` `        ``printf``(``"%s minutes past %s\n"``, nums[m], nums[h]);`   `    ``else` `if` `(m > 30)` `        ``printf``(``"%s minutes to %s\n"``, nums[60 - m],` `                                     ``nums[(h % 12) + 1]);` `}`   `// Driven Program` `int` `main()` `{` `    ``int` `h = 6;` `    ``int` `m = 24;`   `    ``printWords(h, m);` `    ``return` `0;` `}`

## Java

 `// Java program to convert time into words` `public` `class` `GFG` `{` `    `  `    ``// Print Time in words.` `    ``static` `void` `printWords(``int` `h, ``int` `m)` `    ``{` `        ``String nums[] = { ``"zero"``, ``"one"``, ``"two"``, ``"three"``, ``"four"``,` `                            ``"five"``, ``"six"``, ``"seven"``, ``"eight"``, ``"nine"``,` `                            ``"ten"``, ``"eleven"``, ``"twelve"``, ``"thirteen"``,` `                            ``"fourteen"``, ``"fifteen"``, ``"sixteen"``, ``"seventeen"``,` `                            ``"eighteen"``, ``"nineteen"``, ``"twenty"``, ``"twenty one"``,` `                            ``"twenty two"``, ``"twenty three"``, ``"twenty four"``,` `                            ``"twenty five"``, ``"twenty six"``, ``"twenty seven"``,` `                            ``"twenty eight"``, ``"twenty nine"``,` `                        ``};` `    `  `        ``if` `(m == ``0``)` `            ``System.out.println(nums[h] + ``" o' clock "``);` `    `  `        ``else` `if` `(m == ``1``)` `            ``System.out.println(``"one minute past "` `+ ` `                                            ``nums[h]);` `    `  `        ``else` `if` `(m == ``59``)` `            ``System.out.println(``"one minute to "` `+ ` `                            ``nums[(h % ``12``) + ``1``]);` `    `  `        ``else` `if` `(m == ``15``)` `            ``System.out.println(``"quarter past "` `+ nums[h]);` `    `  `        ``else` `if` `(m == ``30``)` `            ``System.out.println(``"half past "` `+ nums[h]);` `    `  `        ``else` `if` `(m == ``45``)` `            ``System.out.println(``"quarter to "` `+ ` `                                ``nums[(h % ``12``) + ``1``]);` `    `  `        ``else` `if` `(m <= ``30``)` `            ``System.out.println( nums[m] + ``" minutes past "` `+` `                                                    ``nums[h]);` `    `  `        ``else` `if` `(m > ``30``)` `            ``System.out.println( nums[``60` `- m] + ``" minutes to "` `+     ` `                                                ``nums[(h % ``12``) + ``1``]);` `    ``}` `    `  `    ``// Driven code` `    ``public` `static` `void` `main(String []args)` `    ``{` `        ``int` `h = ``6``;` `        ``int` `m = ``24``;` `        ``printWords(h, m);` `    ``}` `}`   `// This code is contributed by ihritik`

## Python3

 `# Python3 program to convert ` `# time into words`   `# Print Time in words.` `def` `printWords(h, m):` `    ``nums ``=` `[``"zero"``, ``"one"``, ``"two"``, ``"three"``, ``"four"``,` `            ``"five"``, ``"six"``, ``"seven"``, ``"eight"``, ``"nine"``,` `            ``"ten"``, ``"eleven"``, ``"twelve"``, ``"thirteen"``,` `            ``"fourteen"``, ``"fifteen"``, ``"sixteen"``, ` `            ``"seventeen"``, ``"eighteen"``, ``"nineteen"``, ` `            ``"twenty"``, ``"twenty one"``, ``"twenty two"``, ` `            ``"twenty three"``, ``"twenty four"``, ` `            ``"twenty five"``, ``"twenty six"``, ``"twenty seven"``,` `            ``"twenty eight"``, ``"twenty nine"``];`   `    ``if` `(m ``=``=` `0``):` `        ``print``(nums[h], ``"o' clock"``);`   `    ``elif` `(m ``=``=` `1``):` `        ``print``(``"one minute past"``, nums[h]);`   `    ``elif` `(m ``=``=` `59``):` `        ``print``(``"one minute to"``, nums[(h ``%` `12``) ``+` `1``]);`   `    ``elif` `(m ``=``=` `15``):` `        ``print``(``"quarter past"``, nums[h]);`   `    ``elif` `(m ``=``=` `30``):` `        ``print``(``"half past"``, nums[h]);`   `    ``elif` `(m ``=``=` `45``):` `        ``print``(``"quarter to"``, (nums[(h ``%` `12``) ``+` `1``]));`   `    ``elif` `(m <``=` `30``):` `        ``print``(nums[m],``"minutes past"``, nums[h]);`   `    ``elif` `(m > ``30``):` `        ``print``(nums[``60` `-` `m], ``"minutes to"``, ` `              ``nums[(h ``%` `12``) ``+` `1``]);`   `# Driver Code` `h ``=` `6``;` `m ``=` `24``;`   `printWords(h, m);`   `# This code is contributed ` `# by Princi Singh`

## C#

 `// C# program to convert time into words` `using` `System;`   `class` `GFG` `{` `    `  `    ``// Print Time in words.` `    ``static` `void` `printWords(``int` `h, ``int` `m)` `    ``{` `        ``string` `[] nums = { ``"zero"``, ``"one"``, ``"two"``, ``"three"``, ``"four"``,` `                            ``"five"``, ``"six"``, ``"seven"``, ``"eight"``, ``"nine"``,` `                            ``"ten"``, ``"eleven"``, ``"twelve"``, ``"thirteen"``,` `                            ``"fourteen"``, ``"fifteen"``, ``"sixteen"``, ``"seventeen"``,` `                            ``"eighteen"``, ``"nineteen"``, ``"twenty"``, ``"twenty one"``,` `                            ``"twenty two"``, ``"twenty three"``, ``"twenty four"``,` `                            ``"twenty five"``, ``"twenty six"``, ``"twenty seven"``,` `                            ``"twenty eight"``, ``"twenty nine"``,` `                        ``};` `    `  `        ``if` `(m == 0)` `            ``Console.WriteLine(nums[h] + ``" o' clock "``);` `    `  `        ``else` `if` `(m == 1)` `            ``Console.WriteLine(``"one minute past "` `+ nums[h]);` `    `  `        ``else` `if` `(m == 59)` `            ``Console.WriteLine(``"one minute to "` `+` `                                ``nums[(h % 12) + 1]);` `    `  `        ``else` `if` `(m == 15)` `            ``Console.WriteLine(``"quarter past "` `+ nums[h]);` `    `  `        ``else` `if` `(m == 30)` `            ``Console.WriteLine(``"half past "` `+ nums[h]);` `    `  `        ``else` `if` `(m == 45)` `            ``Console.WriteLine(``"quarter to "` `+ ` `                                ``nums[(h % 12) + 1]);` `    `  `        ``else` `if` `(m <= 30)` `            ``Console.WriteLine( nums[m] + ``" minutes past "` `+` `                                                    ``nums[h]);` `    `  `        ``else` `if` `(m > 30)` `            ``Console.WriteLine( nums[60 - m] + ``" minutes to "` `+ ` `                                            ``nums[(h % 12) + 1]);` `    ``}` `    `  `    ``// Driven code` `    ``public` `static` `void` `Main()` `    ``{` `        ``int` `h = 6;` `        ``int` `m = 24;` `        ``printWords(h, m);` `    ``}` `}`   `// This code is contributed by ihritik`

## PHP

 ` 30)` `        ``echo` `\$nums``[60 - ``\$m``],` `             ``" minutes to "``, ` `             ``\$nums``[(``\$h` `% 12) + 1], ``"\n"``;` `}`   `// Driver Code` `\$h` `= 6;` `\$m` `= 24;`   `printWords(``\$h``, ``\$m``);`   `// This code is contributed by aj_36` `?>`

## Javascript

 ``

Output

```twenty four minutes past six
```

Time Complexity: O(1)

Auxiliary Space: O(1) as constant space has been used

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