son las tres menos diez
son las tres menos diez
1. (general) 
Son las tres menos diez. Si salimos ya, llegamos a las tres y media al aeropuerto.It's ten minutes to three. If we leave now, we'll get to the airport at half past three.
¿Qué hora es? - Son las tres menos diez.What time is it? - It's ten to three.
c. it's ten minutes of three (United States) 
Deben de ser cerca de las tres. - Son las tres menos diez, para ser exactos.It must be close to three. - It's ten minutes of three, to be precise.
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