How to tell time in Spanish

Learn expressions for telling time in Spanish language


Spanish time expressions vary depending on the time of the day. Here are some useful phrases for telling clock time in Spanish. Click on the English phrase to get access to the pronunciation and usage comments for the Spanish phrases if available.

Spanish phrase        English translation
la una de la madrugada one o'clock AM
la una de la mañana one o'clock AM
las dos de la madrugada two o'clock AM
las dos de la mañana two o'clock AM
las diez de la mañana ten o'clock AM
mediodía noon
las doce de la mañana noon
la una de la tarde one o'clock PM
las dos de la tarde two o'clock PM
las diez de la noche ten o'clock PM
medianoche midnight
las doce de la noche midnight
Ya son las once. It is already eleven.
¿Su reloj está a la hora? Is your watch correct?
Su reloj va diez minutos atrasado. Your watch is ten minutes slow.
¿Qué hora tienes tú? What time is it by your watch?
¿Sabes qué hora es? Do you know what the time is?
Ya son las nueve. It's already nine o'clock.
¿Me da la hora, por favor? Can you tell me the time, please?

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