In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(60 minutes)hora femininea quarter/three quarters of an hour — un cuarto/tres cuartos de hora
- an hour and a half — una hora y media
- 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
- Seven members of the team stayed through the night - which included an extra hour thanks to daylight saving.
- We had to split the journey up into little segments, so what should have taken an hour and twenty minutes must have taken best part of three hours.
- Tomasson mentioned that Balanchine had created the work in an hour and twenty minutes, asking Tomasson to show it to him.
- The thought of being entertained purely by tap for an hour and twenty minutes sounds mind-numbing and mundane.
- Ivan tried to keep track of the hours, minutes and seconds, but she lost it somewhere.
- This is called anaphylaxis and can happen within minutes to hours of exposure to the substance that the person is allergic to.
- The clock in her car, for example, remains about an hour and twenty minutes off, and remains a mystery to me.
- Seconds turned to minutes, and minutes turned into hours with equal grace and ease.
- 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.
- All of you will be putting in an extra two hours every day next week just for that little stunt.
- Toghar Pairc is within 15 minutes of Bray and within an hour's drive of the city centre.
- My parents strode in two hours later and within minutes we were screaming at each other.
- Out of an hour and twenty minute class, I gave them the entire period to spend amongst each other.
- Well the appointment was a big waste of an hour and twenty minutes.
- The Queen had a full schedule and was only able to stay an hour and twenty minutes.
- It may be minutes, hours days or even years that you are helping yet the gratitude will be there.
- He followed that in Austria last year by knocking two hours 22 minutes off his previous time.
- So, that's about an hour and twenty minutes from now, and we'll keep you posted on that one.
- After waiting for an hour and twenty minutes for our meals, we decided to do a runner and not pay for the drinks we had consumed in the meantime.
- For older pupils the aim is to increase time spent on PE from one hour and 20 minutes to two hours a week by 2007.
1.2(time of day)hora feminineat 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
- His single cell was the last on the range of twenty-one cells and thus was reached some minutes after the 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.
- A clock chimed the hour in the distance, and Gracelin suddenly felt very tired.
- Come to me later in the evening in the seventh hour after midday, and I will give the prescription to you.
- At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.
- He heard bells chime in the distance, singing the hour, but he saw them as bells of freedom.
- Conor Galgey from Rossvale in Portlaoise was anxiety waiting for the midnight hour.
- Listening to this radio show, though, you can't help but fall in love with music to listen to at the midnight hour.
- Ask yourself, why did India awake to light and freedom at the stroke of the midnight hour…
- Throughout their stay at Kandahar the guards carried out head-counts every hour at night to keep the prisoners awake.
- Hearing the clock upon an old building chime the hour of one in the morning, Alaina became more anxious.
1.3(particular moment)momento masculinein 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
- I cannot seem to achieve anything if I don't have a deadline with a date and a fixed hour, looming over my head.
- Then, at the midnight hour of the request to extradite him, only THEN did they offer to hand him over to the Pakistan courts.
- The baby chooses the hour and minute of birth, the parents the year and month, and the place.
- Day and night make little difference and there are no closing hours or weekends.
- The night went on without a hitch, but an hour had past, twelve midnight, the bewitching hour.
- The period was not the studio's finest hour and he did not fit in, spending more time hiding in a cupboard than at his desk drawing.
- The exact hour is hidden in God's design, yet we can be certain that he will come again as the King of Love.
2.1(long time)horas feminineit'll take hours — llevará horas
- we waited for hours and hours — esperamos horas y horas
- they arrived hours late — llegaron con horas de retraso
- They came in handy for strollers to take a spot of rest during the morning and evening 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.
- Non-news channels like the Food Network will simply play mellow music during the crucial morning hours.
- Even those working in the early morning hours keep their heads swathed in cloth.
- Suddenly the silence of the morning hours was broken by a soft buzzing noise in the far distance.
- Youths are seen seriously doing workouts during early morning and late evening hours.
- Embers began burning in the east, casting light upon the land in the early winter hours.
- For the first time, she was glad of the fact that Carden had them travel during the dark hours.
- Why not transform the empty night-time hours of the Yorkshire Museum into profitable activity?
- She sat silently through the hours as the sun traveled across the sky and she stayed even as it fell.
- It's not out of the ordinary for vehicles to pull in at that time of the morning, late hours.
- It is now a daily occurrence for staff to be asked to work back far into the night and early hours of the morning.
- The other biggest concern was the overwhelming heat during the peak hours of the evening.
- So, all my knowledge of art came from scavenged bits and pieces in the late hours of the morning.
- Let me zoom you into a couple problem areas that we have seen through the morning hours.
- Very few manage to make time to go to a health club in the morning or evening hours, when it is usually open to all.
- He tripped this morning and he fell in the early morning hours while he was getting dressed.
- We used to be against each other for a lot of years in those early morning hours, remember?
- They sneak in in the midnight hours, but grey-headed women come to jeer them as they pass.
- One of the things I always get told off for is my habit of staying up till wee hours in the morning.
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?
- doctors work long hours — los médicos tienen un día de trabajo muy largo
- to keep late/irregular hours — llevar una vida noctámbula/desordenada
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