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"La próxima hora"

Translation:The next hour

January 5, 2013



Why not La hora proxima?

January 18, 2014


Ill try not to lose you but plainly put: this specific adjective "proxima" is describing its noun by QUANTIFYING it kinda like saying ONE hour or TWO HOURS would be una hora & dos horas respectively.

and these type of adjectives are always place befor the noun like demonstrative adjectives (this/that)

August 22, 2014


I share a tip for students of Spanish:

Use the ortographic rules, it's very important for a perfect Spanish, I've heard to the majority people that they've learned to speak spanish, but the problem is: You can speak pretty the spanish, but not write it.


Las tildes son importantes.

January 28, 2016


can some1 please clarify this?

March 31, 2014


Ill try not to lose you but plainly put: this specific adjective "proxima" is describing its noun by QUANTIFYING it kinda like saying ONE hour or TWO HOURS would be una hora & dos horas respectively.

and these type of adjectives are always place befor the noun like demonstrative adjectives (this/that)

August 22, 2014


Could this also be ´the next time`?

May 9, 2013


No, that'd be 'la próxima vez'

May 9, 2013


NO I put in - The next time,and I was marked wrong

November 4, 2013


Is proxima hora and siguenta hora the same?

February 24, 2013


Yes because they are synonyms, but "siguenta" isn't a word. The ending of "siguiente" never changes even though it can be used to modify feminine nouns. It would be "la siguiente hora."

July 16, 2013


Can i say "la hora siguiente"?

December 11, 2014


Siguiente hora* isn't siguienta.

January 28, 2016


thank you spanish television for teaching me this

May 27, 2015


I still don't get why isn't it " La hora próxima " !? also, who tried to write the close hour, as translation? was it considered correct?

August 4, 2014


I did and it said it was incorrect.

October 30, 2014


I thought hora meant time. ¿Qué hora es? ( What time is it?) ¿A Qué hora? (At what time?)

June 11, 2014


English is the same. Hour can mean the time or an hour depending on context. If you say, "The hour is late" it means that the time is late. You just have to get used to when each word means one thing or another.

April 15, 2015


It can mean either one depending on context, but in this case it has to mean "hour" because "the next time"="la próxima vez". http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp?spen=hora

June 13, 2014


The next hour will be devoted to torturing you until we get the truth, and studying your every move to contribute to our P.O.W. psychology department. We have some experimental tortures planned, so take heart in knowing that you would be contributing to knowledge.

September 19, 2015


Why isn't nearest acceptable?

January 14, 2013


You can be near on both sides like the next and the previous hour, while in here it is the next hour.

January 25, 2013


I must put "the" next hour, why is just 'next hour' not accepted?

January 24, 2014


In these drills you generally have to translate all the words. So you need to translate "La". In another drill they might have something similar but use "Una". So the drills are making sure you know the difference between "the" and "a". That is why you must translate as "the next hour".

April 15, 2015


I agree, you wouldn't normally say "The next hour" in English, you would simply say "Next hour". Next hour, we will go to Spanish class.

October 26, 2015


During the next hour we will be looking at some interesting aspects of English grammar.

March 3, 2017


"the next hour" is a phrase not a sentence. It may or may not require the "the" depending on how it appears in a complete sentence, as J.C.Fink correctly shows.

October 12, 2017


Can you also say el próximo perro as in the next dog? In other words can we also use it for other things than time?

February 20, 2014


Siguiente sounds a lot better when you are taking about the next in line, as opposed to the next in time. This isn't an absolute rule, but in most cases (and definitely in this one) siguiente is the better choice when you mean 'the following (x)' where (x) isn't time sequence.

August 6, 2014


"the coming hour"? Why is this not correct?

June 1, 2015


I believe "the coming hour" is "La hora que viene"...and perhaps the system is wanting to make sure we know that "próxima" = next.

June 2, 2015


Is proximo used when youre saying the next thing in a sequence of things, while siguiente is used for your vicinity to something else?

July 12, 2014


As far as 'next', 'próximo' is usually the better choice for time sequence. 'Siguiente' is usually going to sound better when you mean the next in line. 'Próximo' can also mean close or nearby. There are other ways of referring to the 'next' thing. You can say 'el (x) que viene/the coming (x)' where (x) is week, year, month, etc.

August 6, 2014


They both can mean "the next thing", they're synonyms. Próximo can also sometimes mean close as in location though: http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp?spen=proximo

July 14, 2014


Hora may mean time as well as hour

May 3, 2015


I translated it as "the next hour" but am wondering, would "the coming hour" also be accepted?

September 10, 2015


Ummmm..... is Duo into SiFi?

August 27, 2014


I like to remember this one like, if something is nearby, you might say "it is in the proximity" . And so similarly this is "the nearest hour"

October 24, 2014


yes i put the approximate hour, just to see if it would mark it correct and it didn't.

August 6, 2017


I though it meant "The approximate time"

April 12, 2015



April 23, 2015


The continents we live on today were once one big super-continent known as Pangea. Hundreds of millions of years in the future the continents will again collide with each other and form, again, another super-continent called Pangea-proxima . . . the NEXT Pangea.

August 3, 2016


I think it is la siguiente Pangea

February 24, 2018


Is "La próxima hora" the same as "La hora es próxima"?

August 27, 2016


doesn't the 'x' in spanish sound like a 'h'? like in "mexico" (with the accent of course) , isn't it supposed to sound like '"mehico"? so proxima (with accent) would sound like prohima?(with accent) Help would be very appreciated.

October 1, 2016


I found this over at donquijote.org:

X is the twenty-fifth letter of the Spanish alphabet. In Spanish it is called “equis”. Its shape, name and phonetic value comes from Latin, which came from Greek, and finally from an Egyptian hieroglyph.

The letter “X” represents a compound consonant made up of the voiced /g/ or unvoiced /k/ sounds, followed by the /s/, as in “examen” and “éxito”. If the letter is followed by a consonant, the sound is reduced to “S”, as in “excepto”. However, in some Latin American countries this rule is not followed, and an “X” is pronounced as “ks”. In old Castilian the letter represented a sound which is similar to the English “sh” or the French “ch”, a sound which over time evolved to be represented by the letter J.

In the words of Nahuatl origin, the “X” is pronounced as “S”, like in “Xochimilco” or “Xochitl”, as “J”, like in Mexico or Oaxaca or also as “sh”, like in “Xocoyote” or “Xixiote”. Today, words that start with “X”, like “Xeroftalmia”, originate from Greek.

tl;dr: In Spanish words of actual Spanish origin, X is pronounced more or less as in English when it comes between two vowels, and usually as an S when it comes before a consonant. If the word comes from Nahuatl/Aztec or some other language native to the Americas, however, it could be pronounced several different ways, including as an English H / Spanish J.

October 10, 2017


That is way too much useful information. Have a lingot! But what about Catalan? I believe the "X" there is pronounced similar to "sh."

October 12, 2017


not always, but yes in the word "Mexico", you pronounce it like an "h"

December 5, 2016


could this mean the hour of the day

December 20, 2016


what is the difference between ahora and hora?

December 31, 2016


"Ahora" means "now". Come here now! = ¡Venga ahora!

August 18, 2017


Siguente means next Proxima means next ??????????

April 26, 2017


Typos in "siguiente" and "próxima", but yes. However, read the discussion for information on how they are used.

October 12, 2017


I entered "The next hour" and it tells me it is wrong. The correct translation is "The next hour" The hell?

May 19, 2017


I read in the translation of "hora" : "hour, appointment and time", but after entering "the next time" as translation of the sentence "La próxima hora" , I read "You used the wrong word; The next hour ". I am wondering.

August 17, 2017


"The next time" would be translated as "La proxima vez". If you wanted to ask "What time is it", you could say "¿Qué hora es?". See how in the first sentence you need to translate "time" to "vez" and in the second example you need to translate "time" to "hora".

August 18, 2017


Why is "the next appointment" wrong when it's one of the hints?

December 28, 2017


First of all, they aren't hints. It's a mini dictionary. Words can mean multiple things depending on the context, and it gives you all the meanings for future reference.

February 2, 2018



January 13, 2018


why is the next time incorrect ?

March 11, 2018
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