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No matter where you are, you will always have some place to be. Today, we’ll look at a question that will give you the tools to find out how much time you have left to get there. We’ll also give you the tools to understand.
In Spanish, “What time is it?” is ¿Qué hora es?
¿Qué hora es?
Let’s break it down by syllable: ¿Qué ho-ra es?
And now, let’s hear it once again, ¿Qué hora es?
The fist word, qué, means “what.”
This is followed by hora, which in Spanish is “our.”
Let’s break it down by syllable: hora.
And once again, hora.
Finally, we have es, which means “it is.”
So all together, we have - ¿Qué hora es? which literally means “What hour is?” but must be understood as “What time is it?”
Let’s go over hours here. When talking about hours or clock, you just have to follow the number with en punto, en punto.
Let’s look around the clock.
“Twelve o’clock” - doce en punto
“One o’clock” - una en punto
“Two o’clock” - dos en punto
“Three o’clock” - tres en punto
“Four o’clock” - cuatro en punto
“Five o’clock” - cinco en punto
“Six o’clock” - seis en punto
“Seven o’clock” - siete en punto
“Eight o’clock” - ocho en punto
“Nine o’clock” - nueve en punto
“Ten o’clock” - diez en punto
And finally, “Eleven o’clock” - once en punto
When talking about other time, that is “nine o’clock,” you just follow the number with horas.
For example, doce horas.
doce horas
Let’s go over minutes here. “Minutes” in Spanish is minutos.
And once again, minutos.
Here, you just follow the number with minutos.
For example:
“Thirty-three minutes” is treinta y tres minutos.
“Forty-four minutes” is cuarenta y cuatro minutos.
Again, just the number, followed by the words for minutes.
Now, let’s put them together, “three twelve” is tres horas doce minutos.
tres horas doce minutos
A shorter way for saying the time is just using this pattern: las (hour) y (minutes).
So, for “three twelve,” it could be las tres y doce.
las tres y doce
For “eleven forty, las once y cuarenta.
las once y cuarenta.
For “one fifty” la una y cincuenta.
la una y cincuenta
Notice that for “one,” we use the single article la, instead of the plural las.
And now, let’s review numbers from 13 to 23, since it’s very useful to use in 24-hour notations for giving the time.
“Thirteen” - trece
“Fourteen” - catorce
“Fifteen” - quince
“Sixteen” - dieciséis
“Seventeen” - diecisiete
“Eighteen” - dieciocho
“Nineteen” - diecinueve
“Twenty” - veinte
“Twenty-one” - veinte una
“Twenty-two” - veintidós
“Twenty-three” - veintitres


Okay, to close out today’s lesson, we'd like for you to practice what you've just learned. I'll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you are responsible for saying it aloud. You’ll have a few seconds before I give you the answer, so buena suerte, that means “good luck” in Spanish.
Okay, here we go!
“What time is it?” - ¿Qué hora es?
¿Qué hora es?
¿Qué hora es?
“Seven ten.” - Las siete y diez.
Las siete y diez.
Las siete y diez.
“One twenty five.” - La una y veinticinco.
La una y veinticinco.
La una y veinticinco.