Telling Time Examples in Spanish
Use the following examples to help you learn to tell time in Spanish.
After you've mastered the basic rules continue on to learn some vocabulary, examples and expressions used when talking about time.
Examples for Telling Time in Spanish
BETWEEN 1 AND 29
When the minute hand is between the 1 and 29 minute mark you state the hour plus the minutes using "y".
Son las diez y diez.
It is ten after ten.
Es la una y veinticinco.
It is twenty five after one.
BETWEEN 31 AND 59
When the minute hand is between the 31 and 59 minute mark you state the approaching hour less the minutes using "menos".