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LA HORA. TIEMPO VS HORA Tiempo (time) is used to refer to time in a general way: He spends a lot of time with his girlfriend. Pasa mucho tiempo con su.

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1 LA HORA

2 TIEMPO VS HORA Tiempo (time) is used to refer to time in a general way: He spends a lot of time with his girlfriend. Pasa mucho tiempo con su novia. How much time do you have? ¿Cuánto tiempo tienes?

3 TIEMPO VS HORA Hora (hour) is used to indicate a specific time: What time is it? ¿Qué hora es?

4 ¿Qué hora es? vs ¿A qué hora es? When asking what time it is, we use: What time is it? ¿Qué hora es? Its 2 oclock. Son las 2.

5 ¿Qué hora es? vs ¿A qué hora es? When asking at what time something happens we use: (At) what time is the concert? ¿A qué hora es el concierto? Its at 3 oclock. Es a las tres.

6 Singular vs Plural Since Spanish must have agreement of number, the only clock time that is singular is the 1 oclock hour. All other hours are plural: Its one oclock. Es la una. Its two oclock Son las dos.

7 Quarter and Half Hours To simplify, we often say its quarter or half past an hour, or quarter til. Spanish uses the same terminology: Quarter Cuarto Half Media

8 Quarter and Half Hours To say 3:15, or quarter past the hour, we use the number of the hour, followed by and (y), then the word for quarter: ¿Qué hora es? Son las tres y cuarto.

9 Quarter and Half Hours To say half past (3:30), substitute the word for half (media) ¿Qué hora es? Son las tres y media.

10 Minutes until an hour Once the minute hand of a clock moves past the half hour on an analog clock face, we generally say it is so many minutes until the next hour. In the case of 4:45, we would say it is Quarter til five: Son las cinco menos cuarto. Notice that in Spanish, we always say the hour first and then the minutes.

11 Working with minutes past an hour on a digital clock Working with a digital clock, the same hour (4:45) would be called Four forty- five. Son las cuatro y cuarenta y cinco. You just have to know your numbers through 59.

12 Try the following times: ¿Qué hora es? 5:10 Son las cinco y diez. 6:20 Son las seis y veinte. 7:40 Son las siete y cuarenta, or… Son las ocho menos veinte.

13 8:05 Son las ocho y cinco. 9:25 Son las nueve y veinticinco. 10:43 Son las diez y cuarenta y tres. 11:08. Son las once y ocho.

14 Just practice… To get used to telling time, you simply have to know your numbers from If you have difficulty telling time, not knowing the numbers is probably the reason. The only way to improve is to practice.


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