it's a quarter to nine

USAGE NOTE
This phrase may be used without the indefinite article "a."
it's a quarter to nine(
ihds
 
ey
 
kwor
-
duhr
 
tu
 
nayn
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. son un cuarto para las nueve
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
It's a quarter to nine. The kids should go to bed soon.Son un cuarto para las nueve. Los niños deben acostarse pronto.
b. son las nueve menos cuarto
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
It's a quarter to nine already? I'm going to be late.¿Ya son las nueve menos cuarto? Voy a llegar tarde.
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