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Hi there!

I have two question:

1: The other day I asked an English person what time it was. As I didn't hear his answer properly I wanted to make him say again. But instead of pardon, sorry etc., I ask: HOW MANY?
In my mother language the most common way to ask someone to tell the time is "HOW MUCH/HOW MANY IS THE TIME?" Can it be proper in English in any way or is it just obviously wrong?
Because what my confusion comes from is that the person (who was an English) repeated it immediately like there was nothing wrong with the question.

2: Recently I learnt the world: sometime. This is to refer an act that I did or will do but I can't remember (or not decided yet) when exactly. So if I say: "I will do that sometime", I mean that I plan to do that particular thing but I have not decided yet when. (Correct me if I'm wrong! Emotion: big smile)
Now, up 'till I learnt this world I used "once" to express the same thing.
So my question is: "I did that once" means I did that only one time, but could this mean also, that I definitely did that but either I can't remember or just don't want to say when that was exactly? (Maybe because it's not important.)
And if the answer is yes, can this be used the same way in the future as well?

I hope it doesn't count as a too long question! (It's my first one here.)

Thx in advance!
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Hi,

I have two question:

1: The other day I asked an English person what time it was. As I didn't hear his answer properly I wanted to make him say again. But instead of pardon, sorry etc., I ask: HOW MANY?
In my mother language the most common way to ask someone to tell the time is "HOW MUCH/HOW MANY IS THE TIME?" Can it be proper in English in any way or is it just obviously wrong? Just wrong.

Because what my confusion comes from is that the person (who was an English) repeated it immediately like there was nothing wrong with the question. The person was being polite. Emotion: smile

2: Recently I learnt the world: sometime. This is to refer an act that I did or will do but I can't remember (or not decided yet) when exactly. So if I say: "I will do that sometime", I mean that I plan to do that particular thing but I have not decided yet when. (Correct me if I'm wrong! Emotion: big smile)Correct

Now, up 'till I learnt this world I used "once" to express the same thing.
So my question is: "I did that once" means I did that only one time, but could this mean also, that I definitely did that but either I can't remember or just don't want to say when that was exactly? (Maybe because it's not important.) Yes

And if the answer is yes, can this be used the same way in the future as well?
Here are some things you can say about the future.

I'm going to do that once. ie only one time
I'm going to do that once I learn how to do it. ie when/after I learn how to
I'm going to do that once sometime. I don't know when, or don't want to be specific.

I hope it doesn't count as a too long question! (It's my first one here.) You are more likely to get replies if you keep your posts short.

Clive
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Thank you very much!