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"De la tarde" is a phrase which is often translated as "in the afternoon", and "en punto" is a phrase which is often translated as "sharp". Learn more about the difference between "de la tarde" and "en punto" below.
de la tarde(
deh
 
lah
 
tahr
-
deh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (from noon until sunset)
a. in the afternoon
Ya eran las dos de la tarde cuando se levantó mi hermano.By the time my brother got up, it was already two o'clock in the afternoon.
b. afternoon
Mi nieta nació ayer a las cuatro menos cinco de la tarde.My granddaughter was born at five to four yesterday afternoon.
2. (from sunset until bedtime)
a. in the evening
¿A qué hora cierran las tiendas? - A las ocho de la tarde.What time do the stores close? - At eight o'clock in the evening.
b. evening
Te veré mañana a las nueve de la tarde.I'll see you at nine o'clock tomorrow evening.
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en punto(
ehn
 
poon
-
toh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (exact time)
a. sharp
El concierto comenzará a las nueve en punto.The concert will begin at nine o'clock sharp.
b. on the dot
¿Qué hora es? - Son las diez y media en punto.What time is it? - It's ten thirty on the dot.
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