Sunday, 19 August 2012

What Hours Do You Work?

Imagine you are talking to a relative, a friend or colleague. Maybe you have a new job with new working hours. The other person wants to know what your new hours are and says to you something like: "what hours do you work?"

In Spanish, the other person could choose to be less formal and say:
¿Qué horario de trabajo tienes?

Alternatively, he/ she could choose to be more formal and say:
¿Qué horario de trabajo tiene (usted)?

The question is an invitation for you to say what your working hours are. When you say what your working hours are, you DO NOT need to be concerned about the level of formality in the other person's question. Your main concern should be about saying what your working hours are. Perhaps you want to state:
  • Your working hours (general);
  • Your working hours (more specific details);

Here are some examples of how you could say what hours you work:
  • Trarbajo de siete a tres (I work from 7:00 to 3:00);
  • Trarbajo de las siete de la mañana a las tres de la tarde (I work from 7:00AM to 3:00PM);
  • A veces trabajo los sábados de ocho a doce (sometimes I work Saturdays from 8:00 to 12:00);
  • Los domingos nunca trabajo (I never work on Sundays);

Now you should practise answering the question:
¿Qué horario de trabajo tienes?

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