Introduction to ¿A qué hora es tu primera clase?

woman alone in a restaurantSince you learned to say dates in Unit 2, you could arrange with your friends to meet at a restaurant on Tuesday the 3rd. It’s unlikely you’d be eating together, though. For that, we need to learn to tell the time!

And it’s very convenient that you learned the numbers up to 100 in a previous section (though for telling time you’ll only need up to 60).

Telling time in Spanish is relatively straightforward, but there are some tricky bits. One tip: make sure you pay attention to the conjugation of the verb ser: “It is two-twenty” becomes “Son las dos y veinte” (because after one, the hours are plural).

It takes some practice, but as they say, “No se ganó Zamora en una hora” (Zamora wasn’t won in an hour — here’s why).