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
- Tomasson mentioned that Balanchine had created the work in an hour and twenty minutes, asking Tomasson to show it to him.
- Toghar Pairc is within 15 minutes of Bray and within an hour's drive of the city centre.
- 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.
- Out of an hour and twenty minute class, I gave them the entire period to spend amongst each other.
- The clock in her car, for example, remains about an hour and twenty minutes off, and remains a mystery to me.
- It may be minutes, hours days or even years that you are helping yet the gratitude will be there.
- 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.
- 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.
- So, that's about an hour and twenty minutes from now, and we'll keep you posted on that one.
- My parents strode in two hours later and within minutes we were screaming at 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.
- Seconds turned to minutes, and minutes turned into hours with equal grace and ease.
- All of you will be putting in an extra two hours every day next week just for that little stunt.
- 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.
- Seven members of the team stayed through the night - which included an extra hour thanks to daylight saving.
- He followed that in Austria last year by knocking two hours 22 minutes off his previous time.
- 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.
- This is called anaphylaxis and can happen within minutes to hours of exposure to the substance that the person is allergic to.
1.2(time of day)hora femininethe 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
- in the early hours of yesterday morning — 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
- Hearing the clock upon an old building chime the hour of one in the morning, Alaina became more anxious.
- His single cell was the last on the range of twenty-one cells and thus was reached some minutes after the hour.
- Throughout their stay at Kandahar the guards carried out head-counts every hour at night to keep the prisoners awake.
- Come to me later in the evening in the seventh hour after midday, and I will give the prescription to you.
- Conor Galgey from Rossvale in Portlaoise was anxiety waiting for the midnight hour.
- Ask yourself, why did India awake to light and freedom at the stroke of the midnight hour…
- He heard bells chime in the distance, singing the hour, but he saw them as bells of freedom.
- A clock chimed the hour in the distance, and Gracelin suddenly felt very tired.
- At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.
- Listening to this radio show, though, you can't help but fall in love with music to listen to at 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 masculineher/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 / comes just before the dawn — las cosas suelen empeorar antes de mejorar
- Then, at the midnight hour of the request to extradite him, only THEN did they offer to hand him over to the Pakistan courts.
- Day and night make little difference and there are no closing hours or weekends.
- I cannot seem to achieve anything if I don't have a deadline with a date and a fixed hour, looming over my head.
- 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 night went on without a hitch, but an hour had past, twelve midnight, the bewitching hour.
- The exact hour is hidden in God's design, yet we can be certain that he will come again as the King of Love.
- The baby chooses the hour and minute of birth, the parents the year and month, and the place.
2.1(long time)horasit'll take hours — llevará horas
- we waited for hours and hours — esperamos horas y horas
- they arrived hours late — llegaron con horas de retraso
- Non-news channels like the Food Network will simply play mellow music during the crucial morning hours.
- Youths are seen seriously doing workouts during early morning and late evening hours.
- So, all my knowledge of art came from scavenged bits and pieces in the late hours of the morning.
- One of the things I always get told off for is my habit of staying up till wee hours in the morning.
- Let me zoom you into a couple problem areas that we have seen through the morning 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.
- It's not out of the ordinary for vehicles to pull in at that time of the morning, late hours.
- We used to be against each other for a lot of years in those early morning hours, remember?
- Embers began burning in the east, casting light upon the land in the early winter 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.
- They sneak in in the midnight hours, but grey-headed women come to jeer them as they pass.
- 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.
- For the first time, she was glad of the fact that Carden had them travel during the dark hours.
- He tripped this morning and he fell in the early morning hours while he was getting dressed.
- They came in handy for strollers to take a spot of rest during the morning and evening hours.
- The other biggest concern was the overwhelming heat during the peak hours of the evening.
- She sat silently through the hours as the sun traveled across the sky and she stayed even as it fell.
- It is now a daily occurrence for staff to be asked to work back far into the night and early hours of the morning.
- Why not transform the empty night-time hours of the Yorkshire Museum into profitable activity?
2.2(fixed period, long time)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 work after hours — trabajar después de hora
- to keep late/irregular hours — llevar una vida noctámbula/desordenada
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