Capítulo A Preliminar Vocabulario 9 - Telling time

Capítulo A Preliminar Vocabulario 9 - Telling time

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Telling Time (Cómo decir la hora)
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When we ask what time it is in Spanish, we say “¿Qué hora es?” Some people also say “¿Qué horas son?”
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12 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 4 Es la una. ¿Qué hora es? The third-person singular of ser is used with one o’clock since it is just one hour ( hora ). The singular definite article is used for the same reason. All hours of the day are feminine in Spanish.
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Son las dos. 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ¿Qué hora es? The third-person plural of ser is used with all hours after one o’clock. Likewise, the plural definite article is used for all hours after one o’clock.
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Son las tres. 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 (etc.) ¿Qué hora es? The formula for all hours after one is Son las + the hour.
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Es la una y diez. 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ¿Qué hora es? To express minutes after the hour, we simply add y and the number of minutes.
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Son las tres y quince. 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ¿Qué hora es? Son las tres y cuarto . or . . . Cuarto is a masculine noun that means a quarter (of an hour).
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media. 12 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ¿Qué hora es? Son las cuatro y treinta. or . . . Medio/a is an adjective that means half. It is used in the feminine singular when
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2008 for the course SPA 201 taught by Professor All during the Summer '08 term at Lake City CC.

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Capítulo A Preliminar Vocabulario 9 - Telling time

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