After the quiz, students began translating the conversation on pgs 6-7 in their text books. This will be due by Thursday.
We also went over the time telling quiz and again reviewed how to tell time in Spanish.
Important points about telling time:
1:00 Es la una. We say "una" because hour (la hora) is a feminine word.
1:01 Es la una y uno. We say "uno" because minute (el minuto) is a masculine word.
el mediodía = noon. This is 12 PM
la medianoche = midnight This is 12 AM
en punto = This is used to say that is the hour on the hour, exactly that hour with no minutes:
Es la una en punto. = It is 1 PM on the dot.
Students have been asking when does afternoon become night. This can vary depending on the season and if it is dark or light outside. As a class, we agreed that 9PM is definitely night time, and that 7 or 8 PM would depend on whether it is summer and light outside or fall and already dark outside.
AM = de la mañana (morning time)
PM = de la tarde (afternoon time)
PM = de la noche (night time)