Wednesday, 16 January 2013

At What Time Did The Flight Leave?

Introduction


This post deals with talking about the past in general, and more specifically with stating the time at which a flight departed.





SCENARIO


Imagine you are talking to a relative, a friend or a work colleague about what you did yesterday, when you flew back home from holiday. At some point, the other person says: "at what time did the flight leave?"

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


OUR TIP

Answering is quite straightforward. Just make sure that you use the right time expression*.


Here are some examples of how you could reply:

  • Salió a la una y media (it left at a half past one)
  • Salió a las cinco y diez (it left at ten past five)
  • Salió a las siete en punto (it left at seven o'clock)
  • Noa qué hora salió (I don't know at what time it left)

* Notes
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)
  • Son las dos y veinte (it is twenty minutes past two)
  • No sé qué hora es (I don't know what time it is)

Now you should practise answering the question:
¿A qué hora salió el vuelo?

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