Table of Contents
|1. Writing and Telling The Time in Spanish||2. How to say 24 Hour time clock|
|3. How to Ask What time is||4. Telling Partial Hour Time|
|5. Requesting someone to be on Time||6. Afternoon Evening's & Morning|
In Spanish, as in English, you have to use numbers when talking about the time. In English we always use it’s when telling the time, for example, it’s one o’clock, it’s two o’clock and so on. In Spanish, you only use es with times involving la una (one o’clock) or with singular words like mediodía (midday) or medianoche (midnight). Otherwise, you use son, for example, son las dos (it’s two o’clock), son las tres (it’s three o’clock) and so on.
You use madrugada rather than mañana to talk about the early hours of the morning. For example, la una de la madrugada is one o’clock in the morning. Use es and son in the same way for other times, for example, with y (past) and menos (to). Please review Examples :
Es la una menos cuarto. It’s quarter to one. Es la una menos veinte. It’s twenty to one. Son las ocho menos diez. It’s ten to eight. Son las tres menos cinco. It’s five to three.
To ask what the time is, use ¿Qué hora es? (What’s the time?).
To say what time something is happening at, use a la una (at one o’clock), a las dos (at two o’clock), a las tres y media (at half past three) and so on.
To say when something must happen by, use para la una (by one o’clock), para las dos y cuarto (by quarter past two) and so forth.
Sometimes you have to refer to particular time in a day ex this afternoon, today evening, in the night. There are specific terms to be used ex Por la mañana, En medio de la noche.
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