Spanish phrasebook: Time expressions

Spanish phrasebook – Phrases in Spanish with audio

Time Expressions

Contents: Video and audio for learning Spanish

It’s difficult to express concepts such as “later”, “now”, “always”, “never”, with gestures. That’s why we’ve included words and phrases related to time in this guide. They’re so important that you’ll be using them in all kinds of conversations. Listen carefully to the audio and repeat every word…. There’s no time to lose.

Section Now, later, soon...

Now, later, soon…

We’ve created an extensive list of words related to time. They’re very useful because a single word gives a specific time reference to the person you are talking to. Listen and repeat:

nunca
never

siempre
always

a veces
sometimes

ahora
now

más tarde
later

cinco minutos
five minutes

un minuto, por favor
one minute, please

pronto
soon

una vez
once

otra vez
again

dentro de una semana
in a week

la próxima vez
next time

cuando usted quiera
whenever you want (formal)

cuando quieras
whenever you want (informal)

no sé cuándo
I don’t know when

Section Yesterday, today, tomorrow

Yesterday, today, tomorrow

Surely you’ll be using these three words very often.

ayer
yesterday

hoy
today

mañana
tomorrow

Section Days of the week

Days of the week

Checking a museum’s opening hours, meeting up with Spanish friends… Whatever plans you make, it is crucial to know the days of the week. But how to use them? In order to say “See you on Saturday”, you need to say “nos vemos el sábado” (all days are of masculine gender).

lunes
Monday

martes
Tuesday

miércoles
Wednesday

jueves
Thursday

viernes
Friday

sábado
Saturday

domingo
Sunday

Sectio nThe parts of the day

The parts of the day

To express at what time of the day something happens, we need to use the preposition “por”:

por la mañana
in the morning

por el día
during the day

por la tarde
in the evening

por la noche
at night

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