How to Tell the Hour in Spanish

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Instructor: Ashley Garcias-Casas
Time plays an important role in our daily lives. Think about your morning routine: 6:00 alarm clock, 7:00 breakfast, 8:00 leave the house, 9:00 start work, etc. In this lesson we will start learning how to tell time, with the focus on learning the hours in Spanish.

The Hours in Spanish

Telling time has probably become second nature, and maybe you don't even realize how many times you do it a day! Learning how to tell the time in a foreign language is also very important. In this lesson we are going to focus on how to tell the hour in Spanish.

Take a look at the clock and repeat the hour:

12:00 Son las doce.

1:00 Es la una.

2:00 Son las dos.

3:00 Son las tres.

4:00 Son las cuatro.

5:00 Son las cinco.

6:00 Son las seis.

7:00 Son las siete.

8:00 Son las ocho.

9:00 Son las nueve.

10:00 Son las diez.

11:00 Son las once.

And again,

12:00 Son las doce.

Why do you think to say 'it's 1:00', we say 'es la una', and for all the other hours we use 'son las'? Think of 1:00 as being singular, and the other hours, 2-12, as being plural. That is why we use 'es la una' and 'son las dos, son las tres, etc.'

Try and say the Spanish equivalent for these hours.

It's 5:00 Son las cinco.

It's 8:00 Son las ocho.

It's 3:00 Son las tres.

It's 1:00 Es la una.

It's 6:00 Son las seis.

It's 9:00 Son las nueve.

It's 11:00 Son las once.

It's 2:00 Son las dos.

It's 10:00 Son las diez.

It's 12:00 Son las doce.

It's 4:00 Son las cuatro.

It's 7:00 Son las siete.

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