# tybrky expresate 1 chap1 telling time RULES

## 21 terms · Spanish 1,2,3

What time is it?

### ¿A qué hora es ...?

To find out at what time something will take place.

### ¿A qué hora es la clase de ingles? Mi clase es a las cinco.

What time is the English class? My class is at 5.

### Spanish Rule

To give only the hour we use "Son las _____________" for every hour but 1:00. Ex. ¡Son las ocho! It is 8!

### Es la una. /Es la una y..../Es la una menos...

We use this term (Es la ....) for telling someone it is 1:00 or 1:10 or 12:55

### Spanish Rule

If you want to tell someone that something begins at a certain hour, just use an "a" in place of the es or son.

If you want to say at 6:00, it would be a las seis! And at 8:00? Sí, a las ocho. And at 11:00? That's it! ¡A las once!

### Spanish Rule

To tell any time between :01 and :30 after the hour we just add the minutes to the hour.
Ex.: Son las seis y veinte tells someone that it is 6:20.
And 8:10? Sí, son las ocho y diez.
How about 1:25? Sí, es la una y veinticinco.

### Spanish Rule

There are 2 instances in which we do not use the numbers. They are :15 (cuarto) and :30 (media)

Ex.: In Spanish 3:15 is just that "Son las tres y cuarto."
And 4:15? Son las cuatro y cuarto. (notice the spelling of 4 and ¼).
What do we say for :30? Yes, half past. In Spanish 3:30 is Son las tres y media. And 1:30? ¡Espléndido! Es la una y media.

### Spanish Rule

To tell time between :31 and :59 minutes after the hour we use menos instead of y. Say that it is 2:50. 2:50 is closer to 3:00 than 2:00.
So we say that it is 3:00 minus 10 minutes. Son las tres menos diez.
6:55 would be Son las siete menos cinco.
What about 12:40? ¡Fantástico! Es la una menos veinte.
"Cuarto" is also used as "quarter 'til." 8:45 is Son las nueve menos cuarto.

de la mañana

from 12-6 pm

from 6:01-11 pm

It is 6:00 am

### Es la una de la tarde.

It is 1:00 pm

It is early morning. (dawn)

It is noon.

It is midnight.

It is late.

It is early.

It is 10:20 pm.

### Official time

Spanish-speaking countries use the 24-hr clock for "official time". You will see official time used in schedules for bus, trains, planes, sport events, radio & TV programs, movies etc. [18:00, 23:00, 00:30, 15: 10]