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Help me, please! ¿Qué hora es?

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¡Hola!

I'm still rather confused with Spanish time expressions....Could you help me with some useful examples, please?
Am I right about these Spanish time phrases?

Son las seis y media -5:30
Son las diez de la noche - 10.00 p.m (22.00)
Son las nueve y cuarto - 9:15
Son las diez menos cuarto- 9:45
Son las diez menos veinte- 9:40
Son las nueve de la mañana 9.00 a.m.
Es la una de la tarde 13. 00

Best regards,

Dasha

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updated ABR 9, 2012
posted by Dasha

14 Answers

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i'm not following this discussion anymore; but the first one is incorrect. Several people gave you the correct translation last night.

updated FEB 27, 2009
posted by megan2
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5:30 Son las cinco y media smile es verdad.

updated FEB 27, 2009
posted by sweetcop
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grasias....it is nice to me toowink.............mucho besos..I also learnt it..? didnt know 'menos' meanwink.......

updated FEB 27, 2009
posted by Hamdi-Paragz
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Si usas la hora militar entonces 13.00 son las trece horas.

Y no te compliques, simplemente di el número de la hora y el de los minutos... ¡listo!

5:30 las cinco treinta
10:00 las diez en punto
9:15 las nueve quince
9:45 las nueve cuarenta y cinco
9:40 las nueve cuarenta
9:00 las nueve de la mañana

updated FEB 26, 2009
posted by AntMexico
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Dear Robert,

Thank you a lot for your answers! I believe even being not a native Spanish speaker you speak Spanish much better than me...
You're welcome to correct my Spanish as well as English ( as English is not my mother tongue).

Robert Austin said:

I don't know if it is a regional thing but I've never heard Son las diez menos veinte to mean 9.40. I've always heard it said as son veinte para las diez. ''?

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updated FEB 26, 2009
posted by Dasha
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Thanks Samdie!

samdie said:

There's no requirement that you be a native speaker. The only (possible) drawback to answering is the embarrassment that you might feel if your answer turns out to be wrong. On the other hand, making mistakes (and having them corrected) is part of the learning process.

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updated FEB 26, 2009
posted by megan2
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There's no requirement that you be a native speaker. The only (possible) drawback to answering is the embarrassment that you might feel if your answer turns out to be wrong. On the other hand, making mistakes (and having them corrected) is part of the learning process.

updated FEB 26, 2009
posted by samdie
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I am not a native Spanish speaker, but all that you wrote above seems to be correct, EXCEPT the first one should be: Son las cinco y media -5:30, I think? Other than that, I would say the times as you did! I don't know if I'm supposed to answer you, since I'm not a native Spanish speaker; I just wanted to help. Should only native Spanish speakers answer this? i don't know, I'm new to this site!

updated FEB 26, 2009
posted by megan2
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I don't know if it is a regional thing but I've never heard Son las diez menos veinte to mean 9.40. I've always heard it said as son veinte para las diez. '''

updated FEB 26, 2009
posted by Robert-Austin
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Dont forget that you can use the preterite tense for past events.
Eran las cinco y media.cuando....... It was 5:30 when.......

That is the imperfect, not the preterit. I don't think the preterit can be used for time.

updated FEB 26, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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Okay... I hope I've got that... "Son las siete y media'- 6:30?
¡Muchas gracias!

rob said:

looks ok to me apart from 5:30 is cinco y media not seis y mediaDont forget that you can use the preterite tense for past events.Eran las cinco y media.cuando....... It was 5:30 when.......

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updated FEB 26, 2009
posted by Dasha
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looks ok to me apart from 5:30 is cinco y media not seis y media
Dont forget that you can use the preterite tense for past events.
Eran las cinco y media.cuando....... It was 5:30 when.......

updated FEB 26, 2009
posted by rob
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Hmmm.... does it mean that "son las nueve y media" is 9:30''''?
Thank you, Gipper79!!!!

¡Muchas gracias!

updated FEB 26, 2009
posted by Dasha
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5:30 Son las cinco y media

updated FEB 26, 2009
posted by Gipper79
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