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"Es hora de la cena."

December 31, 2012



This should be fixed to also accept "It is supper time."

January 8, 2013

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not sure what was unacceptable about it is the hour of the dinner.

March 22, 2013


same here ! :s

May 16, 2013


also did not accept "it's dinner hour"

June 1, 2013


at first, I thought 'tiempo' means time and hora means hour. in this case hora is used to mean time. similarly, the phrase 'que hora es' can mean 'what time is it' instead of 'what hour is it'. is that the way it is in Spanish?

December 31, 2012


Tiempo is used to refer to time as an abstract concept and as a quantity of time (cuánto tiempo? how much time?) while hora is used for english "hour" as well as english "time" when we're talking about a specific time on the clock.

January 24, 2013


Thank you, that explains a lot!

March 23, 2013


Yeah, I think this is a case of an idiomatic translation

January 23, 2013


So if I was asked to say "it is dinner time" in spanish, would "Es cena hora" be wrong? It is fairly easy to translate from spanish to english but i'm not sure i would think to say it in spanish as "It is the time of the dinner"

February 1, 2013


Ay, maybe it has to be like that. I mean literally translating is always not that hard. But huh, if you wanna make it more simple, or say common, you might wanna think as a local do.

February 2, 2013


Whoop. Im neither a English speaker nor a Spanish speaker. I wonder whatz wrong with ¨It is time for the supper?¨

February 2, 2013


Gramatically nothing is wrong with it, it's simply not said.

February 2, 2013


I c. For common usage, ¨the¨ is hidden

February 2, 2013


Would "Es hora por la cena" work as well? As in "It is time for dinner".

February 23, 2013


This is not written as a question, and does not have a question inflection listening to it. I didn't write an answer because I couldn't answer without it being a question. So I thought I was wrong.

April 17, 2013
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