In today’s lesson you’ll learn how to tell the time more accurately, using phrases such as “it’s five past four”. Since the words and phrases in today’s lesson vary in pronunciation between Spain and Latin America, we’ve provided two versions of today’s lesson.

If you’re interested in Spanish for Spain, listen to today’s show here:
[audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/twitterlearn/tls-01-37-esp.mp3]

If you’re interested in Spanish for Latin America, listen to today’s show here:
[audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/twitterlearn/tls-01-37-lam.mp3]

Today’s words and phrases:

son las cuatro y cinco – “it’s five past four”
son las cuatro y diez – “it’s ten past four”
son las cuatro y veinte – “it’s twenty past four”
son las cuatro y veinticinco – “it’s twenty-five past four”
son las cinco menos veinticinco – “it’s twenty-five to five”
son las cinco menos veinte – “it’s twenty to five”
son las cinco menos diez – “it’s ten to five”
son las cinco menos cinco – “it’s five to five”

Remember that by following @learnspanish on Twitter, you can learn Spanish in 140-character lessons linked to these audio programmes.

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