Do you usually say out 'at 4 pm' or 'at 4 in the evening/afternoon'?


I will meet you tomorrow at 4 pm/in the evening/in the afternoon

By the way, is 4 considered afternoon or evening?
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Hi everyone,
I believe there are lots of regional differences, much depends on personal choices. When does the night start, and when does it ends? There's no answer, I guess, it depends. Here where I live, for example:
8 pm - always evening
11.30 pm - evening, although an ninety-year-old could say it's "night"
2 am - night, but if you are partying or it's Friday or Saturday, it's always "evening".

But in most English speaking countries I think the situation is different. I've always heard "Saturday night", never "Saturday evening". In Italy it would be "Where were you Saturday evening at two?", but I guess in the US it's usually "Where were you Saturday night at two?"
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in the US it's usually "Where were you Saturday night at two?"
Exactly. But not with airline schedules. There it would be, Our flight leaves Sunday morning at two.
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When we say, 12.30am, it means it is 12.30 in the morning. However, it is actually night because it is dark. If a thief broke into my house at about 12.30am, I would say he came in the night, not morning. Correct me if I'm wrong. So the terms 'morning' and 'night' can be very confusing.
It can be very confusing, yes, but it is only because there isn't really a fixed rule. People use whichever seems most appropriate and natural (which isn't very helpful advice for you, I know).

It gets really hard with the early hours, yes 2am in is the night but I'd say 2 in the morning if I wanted to be specific. On the other hand, if I'd just woken up at that time I might say 'I had to get up in the night for a drink of water'. These hours are considered both night and morning.
Thanks, Nona. As you and I agree, 'morning' and 'night' are very confusing terms.

With best wishes
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