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How to state at what time we do things in Spanish. In this Spanish video lesson we will continue our investigation into telling the time in Spanish and use some of the verbs we have already learned such as “comer” (to eat) and “leer” (to read) to make questions such as “¿A qué hora comes?” (at what time do you eat?) or “¿A qué hora lee usted”? (at what time do you (formal) read?). Telling the time in Spanish is an important skill to acquire if you are to live or travel in Spain or Latin America. It is vital to know your numbers in Spanish before beginning this lesson and if you are not confident I definitely recommend reviewing my earlier Spanish lesson that focussed specifically on the numbers in Spanish. Also be careful when conjugating your verbs and review the prevous lessons on the regular Spanish verbs if you are unsure.

Lesson notes:

¿A qué hora…? At what time?
A la una: At one o’clock
A las dos/tres/cuatro/etc: At two/three/four o’clock
De la mañana: In the morning
De la tarde: In the afternoon
De la noche: In the evening
¿A qué hora comes? At what time do you eat?
Como a la una y media: I eat at half past one
¿A qué hora coméis? At what time do you (group) eat?
Comemos a las dos y cuarto: We eat at quarter past two
¿A qué hora lee (usted)? At what time do you (formal) read?
Leo a las ocho de la tarde: I read at eight o’clock in the evening
¿A qué hora leen (ustedes)? At what time do you (formal group) read?
Leemos a las ocho de la tarde: We read at eight o’clock in the evening
¿A qué hora escucha música Ana? At what time does Ana listen to music?
Escucha música a las diez menos cuarto de la noche: She listens to music at quarter to ten in the evening
¿A qué hora escuchan música Ana y Carlos? At what time do Ana and Carlos listen to music?
Escuchan música a las diez menos cuarto de la noche: They listen to music at quarter to ten in the evening

Activity:

Answer the following questions…

¿A qué hora trabajas? (8:25am)
¿A qué hora come Silvia? (2:00pm)
¿A qué hora escucháis música? (5:00pm)
¿A qué hora leen (ustedes)? (7:45pm)
¿A qué hora compra (usted) fruta? (10:20 am)

Here are the answers to the last activity:

Son las tres y media.
Son las doce menos cinco.
Es la una y veinte.
Son las seis menos diez.

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