o'clock

USAGE NOTE
No direct translation for "o'clock" exists in Spanish. Whole hours are referred to simply using the number, so "four o'clock" becomes "las cuatro." Where English uses expressions such as "sharp" or "on the dot" to refer to specific times, Spanish uses "en punto."
o'clock(
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
1. (expressing time)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Dinner will be served at six o'clock in the dining room.Se servirá la cena a las seis en el comedor.
Her exams begin at seven o'clock in the morning.Sus exámenes empiezan a las siete de la mañana.
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o'clock
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
1. (general)
a.
(it's) one o'clock(es) la una
(it's) two/three o'clock(son) las dos/tres
at four o'clocka las cuatro
o'clock [əˈklɒk]
adverb
1 (time)
it is seven o'clock son las siete; it is one o'clock es la una; at nine o'clock (exactly) a las nueve (en punto); it is just after two o'clock son las dos pasadas; son un poco más de las dos; it is nearly eight o'clock son casi las ocho; the six o'clock (train/bus) el (tren/autobús) de las seis; the nine o'clock news las noticias de las nueve
2 (Aer) (Mil) (direction)
aircraft approaching at five o'clock se aproxima un aparato a las cinco
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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