Quick answer
"Día" is a noun which is often translated as "day", and "hora" is a noun which is often translated as "hour". Learn more about the difference between "día" and "hora" below.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (period of time)
a. day
Estoy en el restaurante en donde comimos el otro día.I'm at the restaurant where we ate the other day.
2. (daylight)
a. day
Los que trabajan en el turno de noche tienen que dormir de día.Night workers have to sleep during the day.
3. (indefinite period of time)
a. day
Algún día te voy a ganar en billar.One day, I'm going to beat you at pool.
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (period of time)
a. hour
Tuve que esperarlos una hora y media.I had to wait for them for an hour and a half.
2. (specific time)
a. time
¿Qué hora es?What time is it?
3. (right moment)
a. time
Es hora de que se reúnan y tomen una decisión.It is time for them to meet and make a decision.
4. (part of a schedule)
a. period
Tenemos una hora libre después de matemáticas.We have a free period after math class.
5. (meeting)
a. appointment
Mañana tengo hora con el podólogo.I have an appointment with the podiatrist tomorrow.
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