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### ¿Qué hora es?

These are the months of the year:

Once you know the month of the year, that will give you a rough idea of what season you are in.

Therefore, today would be 12 de diciembre de 2008. Isn't that nutty?

## ¿Qué hora es?

What hour indeed? Is it de la mañana, de la tarde, or de la noche? Pick the hour:

If the hour is exactly 12 it is either medianoche or mediodía. If it is any other hour, you say:

Es la una: It is one.

Son las dos: It is two.

Son las siete: It is seven.

After one, the verb and the article go plural.

If it is after the hour and before the half hour, you just tack on y and the number of minutes.

Son las cinco y doce: It is 5:12

Son las ocho y veintinueve: It is 8:29. A minute later, it will be

Son las ocho y media: It is 8:30. Media is used to indicate the half hour.

Son las ocho y cuarto: It is 8:15. Cuarto is used to indicate the quarter hour.

After the half hour, you name the next hour, and subtract:

Son las diez menos veinte: It is 9:40.

# ¿Qué hora es?

Son las tres menos veintiuno de la mañana.

It is 2:39 AM.

Wasn't that simple?

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