Saturday, 4 August 2012

At What Time Does The Game Finish?


This post deals with time in general, and more specifically with the time, at which something, for example a football match, ends.


Imagine you are talking to a relative, a friend or colleague about going to a football/ soccer game. The other person doesn't know at what time the game finishes and says to you: "at what time does the game finish?"

In Spanish, the other person could say:
¿A qué hora termina el partido?


The question is an invitation for you to say when the game finishes. Your reply depends only on whether you:

  • Know at what time the game finishes
  • Don't know at what time the game ends

Here are a couple of examples of how you could reply:
  • El partido termina a las diez (the game finishes at 10:00)
  • No sé a qué hora termina el partido (I don't know at what time the game ends)


Please note the difference between the expressions of time used in these answers and typical expressions used in telling the time, such as:
  • Es la una y media (it is half past one)
  • No sé qué hora es (I don't know what time it is)

Now you should practise answering the question:
¿A qué hora termina el partido?

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