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INTRODUCTION
Paloma: In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question "What time is it?"

Lesson focus

Paloma: In Portuguese this is
Felipe: Que horas são?
Paloma: The first word in the question is
Felipe: que
Paloma: meaning "what" in English.
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) que
Paloma: Listen again and repeat.
Felipe: que
{Pause}
Paloma: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Felipe: horas
Paloma: meaning "hours."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) horas
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: horas
{Pause}
Paloma: And after that
Felipe: são
Paloma: meaning "are"
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) são
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: são
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Felipe: que horas são?
{pause}
Paloma: (You'll hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question "What time is it?"
Felipe: São onze horas.
Paloma: "It's 11 o'clock." Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Felipe: (Slow) São onze horas.
{pause}
Paloma: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word...
Felipe: são
Paloma: means "are."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) são
Paloma: Now repeat
Felipe: são
{Pause}
Paloma: And after that
Felipe: onze
Paloma: meaning "eleven."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) onze
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: onze
{Pause}
Paloma: Next is
Felipe: horas
Paloma: meaning "o'clock."
Felipe: (Slow, by syllable) horas
Paloma: Now repeat.
Felipe: horas
{Pause}
Paloma: Listen to the speaker say, "It's 11 o'clock," and then repeat.
Felipe: São onze horas.
{pause}
Paloma: To use a different phrase, replace "11 o'clock" with "two and ten," for ten minutes after 2
Felipe: duas e dez
Paloma: "two and ten"
Felipe: (slow) duas e dez (regular) duas e dez
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with "two and ten."
Felipe: São duas e dez.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace "11 o'clock." Say "It's ten after two."
{pause}
Felipe: São duas e dez.
Paloma: To use a different phrase, replace "two and ten" with "three and fifteen."
Felipe: três e quinze
Paloma: "three and fifteen"
Felipe: (slow) três e quinze (regular) três e quinze
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with "three and fifteen."
Felipe: São três e quinze.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the Portuguese for "two and ten." Say "It's three fifteen."
{pause}
Felipe: São três e quinze.
Paloma: To expand on the pattern, replace "three and fifteen" with "five and a half."
Felipe: cinco e meia
Paloma: "five and a half"
Felipe: (slow) cinco e meia (regular) cinco e meia
Paloma: Listen to the phrase again, this time with "five and a half."
Felipe: São cinco e meia.
Paloma: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the Portuguese for "three and fifteen." Say "It's half-past five."
{pause}
Felipe: São cinco e meia.
QUIZ
Paloma: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you're visiting Brazil, and someone asks you what time it is. It's 11 o'clock. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Que horas são? (five seconds) São onze horas.
Paloma: Now imagine it's ten after two. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Que horas são? (five seconds) São duas e dez.
Paloma: Imagine it's three fifteen. Answer the speaker's question.
Felipe: Que horas são? (five seconds) São três e quinze.
Paloma: Imagine it's half-past five. Respond to the question.
Felipe: Que horas são? (five seconds) São cinco e meia.
Paloma: You want to ask someone what time it is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Felipe: Que horas são?
Paloma: Now, please respond to the question with your own answer.
Felipe: Que horas são?
{pause}

Outro

Paloma: This is the end of Lesson 17

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PortuguesePod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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 What time is it? in Portuguese

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Hi Shiela,


Thank you for your message.


8:20 P.M. (in English) :is "vinte horas e vinte minutos", which we simplify to "vinte e vinte" sometimes when casually speaking or even "oito e vinte (da noite)" as the person who is speaking to you will know it's either morning or night.


Please check out this detailed lesson about saying what time it is:

https://www.portuguesepod101.com/2011/07/09/survival-phrases-51-what-time-is-it/


If you have any questions, please let us know ;)


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Shiela
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São oito e vinte. am pm do we ever use 24 hour clock