Getting started with Spanish 2
Getting started with Spanish 2

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Getting started with Spanish 2

2 Asking and telling the time

To ask and tell the time (la hora) in Spanish, use the following expressions.

  • ¿Qué hora es?What time is it? / What’s the time?

  • La una. / Es la una. It’s one o’clock.

  • Las dos. / Son las dos. It’s two o’clock.

  • Las tres. / Son las tres. It’s three o’clock.

Notice that the article la / las is always used with times. It is feminine because it refers to the noun hora / horas.

Note that the answer is in the singular (Es la una) for one o’clock and in the plural for all other times (Son las dos / tres / cuatro…).

More precise time is given in the following way.

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