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Pronunciation: /aʊr; aʊə(r)/

Translation of hour in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (60 minutes) hora (feminine) a quarter/three quarters of an hour un cuarto/tres cuartos de hora an hour and a half, one and a half hours una hora y media 24 hours a day las 24 horas del día it's two hours' walk/drive from here está a dos horas (de aquí) a pie/en coche 30 miles per hour 30 millas por hora to be paid by the hour cobrar por horas I earn $30 an hour gano 30 dólares por hora
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (time of day) hora (feminine) the clock struck the hour el reloj dio la hora on the hour a la hora en punto at twenty past the hour a (las) y veinte at 1600 hours a las 16:00 horas (at) any hour of the day or night a cualquier hora del día o de la noche why do you call me at this (late/ungodly) hour? ¿por qué me llamas a estas horas (intempestivas)? to be up till all hours estar* levantado hasta las tantas [colloquial/familiar] in the early hours of yesterday morning ayer de madrugada, en la madrugada de ayer in the small hours a altas horas (de la noche) in the wee small hours (of the morning) en las primeras horas de la madrugada
    Example 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.
    1.3 (particular moment) momento (masculine) her/his/their finest hour su mejor momento in my hour of need they all deserted me todos me abandonaron cuando más los necesitaba the man/question of the hour el hombre/el tema del momento the darkest hour is o comes just before the dawn las cosas suelen empeorar antes de mejorar
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2
    (hours plural)
    2.1 (long time) horas (feminine plural) it'll take hours llevará horas we waited for hours and hours esperamos horas y horas they arrived hours late llegaron con horas de retraso 2.2 (fixed period) during office/business hours en horas de oficina/trabajo what hours do you work? ¿qué horario tienes? what hours are you open? ¿qué horario tienen?, ¿cuál es su horario de atención al publico? doctors work long hours los médicos tienen un día de trabajo muy largo to work after hours trabajar después de hora to keep late/irregular hours llevar una vida noctámbula/desordenada
    Example 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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