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How to tell time in spanish

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Learning how to tell time in Spanish can be a challenge for first-time students. When learning a new language, it’s important to break down the language’s complex grammar into manageable pieces. This article will teach you how to say “morning” and “night” in Spanish, as well as how to tell the time using numbers.

The Number System

In Spanish, the numbering system is based on two systems: the Arabic numerals and the Roman numerals.

The Arabic numerals are used for counting and day-to-day transactions. To make a number with these numerals, you add up the numbers from one to 10 (eg. 5 + 6 = 11). To make a number with Roman numerals, you add up the letters from A to Z (eg. I + II = III).

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Here are some examples of how to say certain time concepts in Spanish:

-1pm: las once de la pm

-2pm: las dos de la pm

-8am: la ocho de la am

-9am: las nueve de la am

-5pm: medianoche

-6pm: hora seis\.

The Date System

In Spanish, time is measured using the “date” system. This system uses two numbers to represent days, weeks, months and years. The first number is the day of the month and the second number is the number of the week. For example, on September 1st, 2017, it would be written as 1 9 17.

To say what time it is in Spanish, you would say “Es la hora,” which means “It’s time.” To ask what time it is in the morning, you would say “A qué hora es la mañana?” which means “What time is it in the morning?” To ask what time it is in the afternoon, you would say “A qué hora es la tarde?” which means “What time is it in the afternoon?” To ask what time it is in the evening, you would say “A qué hora es la noche?” which means “What time is it in the evening?”

How to Say the Time in Spanish

In Spanish, there are two words for “time.” El tiempo (time) and la hora (hour). Here are the conjugations of both:

Conjugation of el tiempo:

yo tengo (I have)
tú tienes (you have)
él tiene (he has)
nosotros tenemos (we have)
ellos tienen (they have)

Conjugation of la hora:

yo he (I have)
tú has (you have)
él ha (he has)
nosotros hemos (we have)
ellos han (they have)

How to Say the Date in Spanish

In Spanish, the date is written like this:

Día de hoy

To say the date today, you would say:

Hoy es día de hoy

Conclusion

If you are looking to learn how to tell time in Spanish, this guide is for you! In addition to learning the different words for hours, minutes and seconds, you’ll also learn how to use these words together in sentences. By the end of this guide, you will be able to understand common expressions such as “It’s already twelve thirty” or “I’ve been waiting for forty minutes.”