y cuarto

y cuarto(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (used in time expressions)
a. fifteen
La película empieza a las ocho y cuarto.The movie starts at eight fifteen.
b. quarter past
No sé si llegaremos a tiempo a la estación. Son ya las cinco y el tren sale a y cuarto.I don't know whether we'll arrive at the station in time. It's already five o'clock, and the train leaves at quarter past.
c. a quarter after
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¿Qué hora es? - Son las tres y cuarto.What time is it? - It's a quarter after three.
2. (used to express duration)
a. and a quarter
Desde aquí se tarda hora y cuarto en llegar a Bilbao.It takes one hour and a quarter to get to Bilbao from here.
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