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"Tiempo" is a noun which is often translated as "time", and "no tengo tiempo" is a phrase which is often translated as "I don't have time". Learn more about the difference between "tiempo" and "no tengo tiempo" below.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (duration)
a. time
Me tomó bastante tiempo resolver el problema.It took me quite a lot of time to solve the problem.
2. (climate)
a. weather
¿Qué tiempo hace en tu país?What's the weather like in your country?
3. (period)
a. moment
La comida estará lista en poco tiempo.The food will be ready in a moment.
4. (era)
a. day
En aquellos tiempos, se jugaba afuera el día entero.In those days, you'd play outdoors all day long.
5. (sports)
a. half
El jugador metió un gol en el segundo tiempo.The player scored a goal in the second half.
6. (music)
a. tempo
Se puede medir el tiempo de una canción.You can measure the tempo of a song.
7. (linguistics)
a. tense
El tiempo pasado indica que la acción se realizó en el pasado.The past tense indicates that an action is in the past.
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no tengo tiempo(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. I don't have time
¿Puedes ir a recoger a los niños, amor? Yo no tengo tiempo.Can you pick up the children, hon? I don't have time.
b. I have no time
Los exámenes finales están a la vuelta de la esquina, no tengo tiempo para juegos.Finals are right around the corner! I have no time for games!
c. I haven't got time
No tengo tiempo para tus tonterías; tengo que estudiar.I haven't got time for your nonsense. I have to study.
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