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American English: /ˈaʊ(ə)r/
British English: /ˈaʊə/

Translation of hour in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (60 minutes) 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) 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]
    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) 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 or 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
    also: 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
    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.
    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
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