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Spanish languageTime - La Hora
What time is it?

¿Qué hora es?

It's one o'clock Es la una. 01:00 h.
It's two o'clock Son las dos. 02:00 h.
It's 3:30 Son las tres y media.
Son las tres y treinta.
03:30 h.
It's 4:15 Son las cuatro y cuarto.
Son las cuatro y quince.
04:15 h.
It's 4:45 Son las cinco menos cuarto.
Son las cinco menos quince.
Son las cuatro y cuarenta y cinco.
04:45 h.
It's 5:10 Son las cinco y diez. 05:10 h.
It's 6:50 Son las siete menos diez.
Son las seis y cincuenta.
06:50 h.
It's 7am Son las siete de la mañana. 07:00 h.
It's 3pm Son las tres de la tarde.
Son las quince.
15:00 h.
It's 6pm Son las seis de la noche.
Son las dieciocho.
18:00 h.
It's noon Es mediodía.
Son las doce de día.
12:00 h.
It's midnight Es medianoche.
Son las doce de la noche.
00:00 h.


Spanish doesn't have perfect equivalents for am and pm. You can use de la mañana for am, de la tarde from noon until 6pm, and de la noche from 6pm until midnight, but time is usually expressed on a 24-hour clock. Thus 3pm would be translated as las quince or 15:00 h.

Spanish numbers

Hacer in expressions of time
Hacer, which literally means "to do" or "to make," is found in a number of idiomatic expressions. One of this verb's most important uses has to do with expressing time.


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