La hora usando “menos” / Time telling using “menos” in Spanish.

Here is the explanation and a worksheet to practice “menos” as a way to tell time.


In Spanish we have another way of saying the time by subtracting the minutes remaining to the next hour and saying it, like this:


For 5:55 PM, we say “It’s six minus five.”

Son las seis (6) menos cinco (5).

We usually do this with minute numbers grater than 30.

For 11:35 AM,

Son las doce (12) menos veinticinco (25).