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Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved.1.4-1 ► Use numbers with the verb ser to tell time. To ask what time it is, use ¿Qué hora es?

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1 Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved ► Use numbers with the verb ser to tell time. To ask what time it is, use ¿Qué hora es? To say what time it is, use es la with una and son las with other hours.

2 Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved ► Express time from the hour to the half hour by adding minutes.

3 Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved ► Use y cuarto or y quince to say that it’s fifteen minutes past the hour. Use y media or y treinta to say that it’s thirty minutes past the hour.

4 Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved ► To express time from the half-hour to the hour, in Spanish, subtract minutes or a portion of an hour from the next hour.

5 Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved Time-related expressions  Here are some useful expressions related to telling time. —¿Qué hora es?—Son las nueve de la mañana. What time is it?It’s 9 a.m. (in the morning). —Son las cuatro de la tarde.—Es el mediodía. It’s 4 p.m. (in the afternoon).It’s noon. —Son las diez de la noche.—Es la medianoche. It’s 10 p.m. (at night).It’s midnight.

6 Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved Time-related expressions (cont’d) —¿A qué hora es la clase?—La clase es a las dos. (At) what time is the class?The class is at two o’clock. —La clase es a la una.—La clase es a las ocho en punto. The class is at one o’clock.The class is at 8 o’clock on the dot (sharp).

7 Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved ¡ojo! To ask at what time a particular event takes place, use the construction ¿A qué hora (...)?. Use A la(s) + time to state when it occurs.

8 Copyright © 2011 Vista Higher Learning. All rights reserved Complete these sentences. The first item has been done for you. una 1. (1:00 a.m.)Es la ____________ de la mañana. 2. (2:50 a.m.)Son las tres ____________ diez de la mañana. 3. (4:15 p.m.)Son las cuatro y ____________ de la tarde. 4. (8:30 p.m.)Son las ocho y ____________de la noche. 5. (6:00 a.m.)Son las seis de la ____________. 6. (4:05 p.m.)Son las cuatro y cinco de la ____________. 7. (12:00 a.m.)Es la ____________. 8. (9:55 p.m.)Son las ____________ menos cinco de la noche.


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