# How do you say 2000 in military time?

Answered by Ricardo McCardle

When it comes to military time, saying 2000 is pretty straightforward. In military time, 2000 is equivalent to 8:00 P.M. on a 12-hour standard clock. And to pronounce it, you would say “Twenty Hundred Hours.”

I remember the first time I encountered military time. I was in basic training, and one of the first things we had to learn was how to tell time using the 24-hour clock. It was a bit confusing at first, but once I got the hang of it, it became second nature.

The great thing about military time is that it eliminates any confusion about whether it’s morning or evening. With a standard clock, saying 8:00 can be ambiguous, as it could refer to both 8:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. But with military time, there’s no room for misinterpretation.

To further illustrate, let’s take a look at a breakdown of the different components of military time. The first two digits represent the hours, ranging from 00 to 23. So in the case of 2000, the 20 represents the hour.

The last two digits represent the minutes, just like in a standard clock. However, when speaking military time, we typically don’t mention the minutes unless it’s necessary for precision. So for 2000, we would simply say “Twenty Hundred Hours” without mentioning the minutes.

Saying 2000 in military time is equivalent to 8:00 P.M., and you would pronounce it as “Twenty Hundred Hours.” It may take a bit of getting used to, but once you understand the system, it becomes a quick and efficient way to communicate time in a clear and unambiguous manner.