Translation of hour in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (60 minutes) a quarter/three quarters of an houran hour and a half, one and a half hoursun cuarto/tres cuartos de hora24 hours a dayuna hora y mediait's two hours' walk/drive from herelas 24 horas del día30 miles per hourestá a dos horas (de aquí) a pie/en cocheto be paid by the hour30 millas por horaI earn $30 an hourcobrar por horasgano 30 dólares por horaExample sentences1.2 (time of day) the clock struck the hour
on the hourel reloj dio la horaat twenty past the houra la hora en puntoat 1600 hoursa (las) y veinte(at) any hour of the day or nighta las 16:00 horaswhy do you call me at this (late/ungodly) hour?a cualquier hora del día o de la nocheto be up till all hours¿por qué me llamas a estas horas (intempestivas)?in the early hours of yesterday morningestar levantado hasta las tantas [colloquial]in the small hoursayer de madrugadaen la madrugada de ayerin the wee small hours (of the morning)a altas horas (de la noche)en las primeras horas de la madrugadaExample sentences1.3 (particular moment) her/his/their finest hour
- The throw in time is 7.30 and if the sides are again deadlocked at the end of the hour thirty minutes extra time will be played.
- It may be minutes, hours days or even years that you are helping yet the gratitude will be there.
- Seconds turned to minutes, and minutes turned into hours with equal grace and ease.
in my hour of need they all deserted mesu mejor momentothe man/question of the hourtodos me abandonaron cuando más los necesitabathe darkest hour is o comes just before the dawnel hombre/el tema del momentolas cosas suelen empeorar antes de mejorarExample sentences
- Come to me later in the evening in the seventh hour after midday, and I will give the prescription to you.
- Ask yourself, why did India awake to light and freedom at the stroke of the midnight hour…
- I left Dublin after the midnight hour and rolled west along the road, all too well aware that part of my link with the old city had come to an end.
- The baby chooses the hour and minute of birth, the parents the year and month, and the place.
- The night went on without a hitch, but an hour had past, twelve midnight, the bewitching hour.
- Then, at the midnight hour of the request to extradite him, only THEN did they offer to hand him over to the Pakistan courts.
- 2also: hours plural2.1 (long time)it'll take hourshoras (feminine plural)we waited for hours and hoursllevará horasthey arrived hours lateesperamos horas y horas2.2 (fixed period) See examples: during office/business hoursllegaron con horas de retrasowhat hours do you work?en horas de oficina/trabajowhat hours are you open?¿qué horario tienes?doctors work long hours¿qué horario tienen?¿cuál es su horario de atención al publico?to work after hourslos médicos tienen un día de trabajo muy largoto keep late/irregular hourstrabajar después de horallevar una vida noctámbula/desordenadaExample sentences
- He tripped this morning and he fell in the early morning hours while he was getting dressed.
- Embers began burning in the east, casting light upon the land in the early winter hours.
- Two days later a relative left in the very early hours of the morning, to avoid the heat, with the coffin in the back of a buckie.
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