Quick answer
"Clock" is a noun which is often translated as "el reloj", and "I go to school at eight" is a phrase which is often translated as "voy a la escuela a las ocho". Learn more about the difference between "clock" and "I go to school at eight" below.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (timepiece)
a. el reloj
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The clock marked a quarter to one.El reloj marcaba la una menos cuarto.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
2. (to measure time or speed)
a. cronometrar
The sprinter clocked in at just under a minute.El velocista cronometró un poco menos de un minuto.
b. registrar
The fastest driver clocked in at just over 160 miles per hour.El conductor más rápido registró un poco más de 160 millas por hora.
3. (to hit) (United Kingdom)
a. pegar
He clocked me real hard.Me pegó realmente fuerte.
b. golpear
If you don't shut up, I'm going to clock you.Si no te callas, te voy a golpear.
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I go to school at eight
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. voy a la escuela a las ocho
What time do you go to school? - I go to school at eight every morning.¿A qué hora vas a la escuela? - Voy a la escuela a las ocho todas las mañanas.
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