hour
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hour(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (period of time)
a. la hora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm paid by the hour.Me pagan por hora.
2. (precise time of day)
a. la hora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A ferry leaves for the island at a quarter past the hour.Un ferry sale para la isla a un cuarto después de la hora.
3. (moment)
a. el momento
(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).
Losing the championship was not the team's finest hour.Perder el campeonato no fue el mejor momento del equipo.
hours
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
4. (a long time)
a. las horas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She said she's nearly finished making the dress, but she's been saying that for hours.Dijo que casi había terminado el vestido, pero lleva horas diciendo lo mismo.
5. (fixed period)
a. las horas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Our business hours are from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Friday.Las horas de negocio son de 10 am a 6 pm de lunes a viernes.
b. el horario
(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).
Visiting hours at the hospital are from 8 am to 8 pm daily.El horario de visitas del hospital es de las 8 am hasta las 8 pm a diario.
c. la hora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Kate had to work after hours to finish up the year-end accounting.Kate tuvo que trabajar después de hora para terminar la contaduría del fin de año.
6. (indefinite time of day)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
In the early hours of Thursday morning, the town awoke to a volcanic eruption.En la madrugada del jueves, el pueblo se despertó a una erupción volcánica.
Katrina was up till all hours reading a fascinating novel.Katrina se desveló hasta las tantas leyendo una novela fascinante.
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hour
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (period of time)
a. la hora
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
an hour and a halfuna hora y media
half an hourmedia hora
to pay somebody by the hourpagar a alguien por horas
to take hours over somethingtardar or
we've been waiting for hoursllevamos horas esperando
to work long hourstrabajar muchas horas
to keep late hoursacostarse muy tarde
hour handmanecilla f de las horas
2. (time of day)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
at this hour!¡a estas horas!
till all hourshasta las tantas
where were you in my hour of need?¿dónde estabas cuando te necesitaba?
his hour has comeha llegado su hora
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hour [aʊəʳ]
noun
hora (f)
after hours fuera de horario
at all hours (of the day and night) a cualquier hora
she's out till all hours no regresa hasta muy tarde; vuelve a casa a las tantas
at 30 miles an hour a 30 millas por hora
hours and hours horas y horas; horas enteras
to pay sb by the hour pagar a algn por horas
hour by hour hora tras hora
he thought his (last) hour had come pensó que había llegado su hora
in the hour of danger en el momento de peligro
in the early hours en la or de madrugada
at the eleventh hour a última hora
I've been waiting for hours llevo horas esperando
we waited hours esperamos horas y horas
half an hour media hora
two and a half hours dos horas y media
to keep late hours trasnochar; acostarse a altas horas de la noche
to work long hours trabajar muchas horas
lunch hour hora (f) del almuerzo or de comer
on the hour a la hora en punto
out of hours fuera de horario
a quarter of an hour un cuarto de hora
to keep regular hours llevar una vida ordenada
in the small hours en la or de madrugada
to strike the hour dar la hora
he took hours to do it tardó horas en hacerlo
she always takes hours to get ready siempre se tira horas para arreglarse
visiting hours horas de visita
modifier
hour hand (n) horario (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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