Baldo by Hector D. Cantu and Carlos Castellanos

Baldo

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 2 years ago

    The Spanish doesn’t make sense. (Sergio: «It’s eleven minus five.» Baldo: «Oh, it’s still seven o’clock.»)

  2. Gigantor

    Gigantor said, over 2 years ago

    Do kids even understand things like “10 past” or “20 to” anymore? I thought since they only learned to read digital clocks, for example, 4:45 would be read as four forty five and no other way.

  3. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Gigantor

    I forget the details, but Spanish has an odd way of telling time approaching the hour; you can look it up. (In German they say things like three/fourths twelve, meaning 11:45.)

  4. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 2 years ago

    @pschearer

    This would be “once menos vente.” (11, minus 20). German is similar to English (this case would be “zehn Uhr vierzig,” or 10 o’clock 40)..

  5. Jeffrey Hope

    Jeffrey Hope said, over 2 years ago

    @Gigantor

    That’s how I’ve generally learned to tell time in a foreign language. The joke in the Spanish-language version of this comic with how they do it is, in my opinion, funnier than this one, though Baldo’s math is wrong in that one. (It’s changed to “once menos cinco”, literally “eleven minus five”, and Baldo replies with “todavía son las siete”, or “it’s still seven” (which should be seis/six).

  6. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Kylie2112

    Kylie: Of course the Germans can say “zehn Uhr vierzig” (10:40), but what I’m saying is that rather than saying “zehn Uhr fuenfundvierzig” (10:45) they will say “dreiviertel Elf” (3/4 11), which Americans are prone to be confused by.

  7. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, over 2 years ago

    @Gigantor

    In Calif. faceclock time is taught in 2nd grade for about 4 weeks a few minutes each day. They either get it or they don’t.

  8. keithmc

    keithmc said, over 2 years ago

    the 49ers Baldo. the 49ers

  9. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Jeffrey Hope

    Jeffrey, you are absolutely right.


    In fact, this is a rerun of the 2/12/2009 strip when I questioned the Spanish and someone confirmed that Baldo’s arithmetic is wrong, as did a Mexican friend of mine who runs a chain of schools teaching English in both Mexico and the U.S.


    In fact, while researching, I noticed that at least several recent Baldo strips have been 2009 reruns.

  10. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 2 years ago

    For that I have no idea Baldo.

  11. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 2 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    The Spanish doesn’t make sense. (Sergio: «It’s eleven minus five.» Baldo: «Oh, it’s still seven o’clock.»)
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    I never bother with the Spanish version. I have enough to deal with reading English!
    :OD

  12. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 2 years ago

    I don’t know who’s winning, but I sure know who the LOSER is…!

    ;OD

  13. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Maybe it’s night.

  14. water_moon

    water_moon said, over 2 years ago

    Who says it’s a.m.?? Looks to me like he was staying up late studying and fell asleep on the couch, so Serge is trying to get him up to go to bed becuase it’s 11:40 PM, which considering the 7 o’clock referenece in Spanish makes even more sense….

  15. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    Looks like Baldo is studying or researching for a paper.

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