Tuesday, 7 August 2012

At What Time Does The Flight Leave?


This post deals with time in general, and more specifically with the time, at which a flight, for example, departs.


Imagine you are talking to a relative, a friend or colleague about a flight you have planned or you are both just about to catch. The other person doesn't know the flight departure time and says to you: "at what time does the flight leave?"

In Spanish, the other person could choose to say:
¿A qué hora sale el vuelo?


The question is an invitation for you to state at what time your flight leaves. Your reply should depend only on whether you:

  • Know at what time your flight is due to depart
  • Don't know when the flight will leave

Here are a couple of examples of how you could reply:
  • Sale a la una y cuarto (it leaves at 1:15)
  • No sé a qué hora sale (I don't know when it leaves)


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 sale el vuelo?

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