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Time in Spanish

En esta lección de español vamos a estudiar algunos adverbios de tiempo. (In this lesson we are going to study some adverbs of time.) Time in Spanish is expressed in most of the same ways as in English (with different words, of course), although there are two ways to say "The day before yesterday."

Time in Spanish

Vamos a ver:



Ahora vamos a la escuela. (Now we are going to the school.)
Ahora es nuestra oportunidad. (Now is our opportunity.)



Ayer recibimos los libros. (Yesterday we got the books.)
Ayer tomamos las lecciones de español. (Yesterday we took the Spanish lessons.)

Anteayer / antes de ayer
(The day before yesterday.)


Anteayer estudiamos español. (The day before yesterday we studied Spanish.)
Antes de ayer estudiamos español. (The day before yesterday we studied Spanish.)

Note: In Spanish we say "anteayer" or "antes de ayer", but never "antesdeayer".



Hoy estamos preparados para la prueba de español. (Today we are prepared for the spanish test.)
Hoy quiero comprar un diccionario de verbos en español. (Today I want to buy a dictionary of verbs in Spanish.)



Mañana viajaremos a Cuba . (Tomorrow we are going to Cuba.)
Mañana no podremos llegar a tiempo. (Tomorrow we cannot arrive on time.)



Es mejor pensar bien antes de actuar. (It is better to think well before acting.)
Estuve antes en Brazil. (I was in Brazil before.)

(After, afterwards)


Después decidiremos que hacer . (After, we will decide what to do.)
Voy a pasar después por la oficina. (I am going to pass by the office afterwards.)



Voy a leer mientras espero el bus. (I'm going to read while I wait for the bus.)
Mientras esperamos la comida podemos hablar de negocios. (While we wait for the food we can talk about business.)



Nunca voy a olvidar estas vacaciones. (I'm never going to forget this vacation.)
Ellos nunca llamaron. (They never call.)



Casi siempre vamos a comprar en esa tienda . (Almost always we go to buy in that store.)
Ellos siempre llegan tarde. (They always arrive late.)

Spanish Idioms

¿En serio? (Are you serious?)
¿De veras? (Are you sure?)
¿Quién lo diría? (Who would have known?)
No es posible (It's not posible)
Y desde cuándo (Since then)
¿Estás segura / seguro? (Are you sure?)
Decídete pronto (Decide soon)
Estoy esperando (I'm waiting)
Apúrate (Hurry up)
No seas lento (Don't be slow)
Nunca es tarde (It's never too late)

This is not the only lesson on time in Spanish. Telling time was covered earlier. You can find links to all the lessons on the homepage (linked to at the top and bottom of this page).

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