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Telling Time: Anóng oras na?

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What time is it?, or “Anóng oras na,” as Filipino speakers would say.

When speaking about time, it is very common for Filipino speakers to use Spanish-influenced numbers by adding the prefixes “ala-” and “alas-” before the Spanish number. Review the table below for a list of the Spanish-influenced numbers used for time:
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Examples:
1:00
Ala-una
2:00
Alas-dos
3:00
Alas-trés
4:00
Alas-kuwatro
5:00
Alas-singko
6:00
Alas-saís
7:00
Alas-siyete
8:00
Alas-otso
9:00
Alas-nuwebe
10:00
Alas-diyés
11:00
Alas-onse
12:00
Alas-dose
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Examples:
1:00
Ala-una
2:00
Alas-dos
3:00
Alas-tres
4:00
Alas-kuwatro
5:00
Alas-singko
6:00
Alas-sais
7:00
Alas-siyete
8:00
Alas-otso
9:00
Alas-nuwebe
10:00
Alas-diyes
11:00
Alas-onse
12:00
Alas-dose
The phrase “y medya” is commonly used to express "half past" the hour.
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Examples:
12:30
Alas-dose y medya
3:30
Alas-tres y medya
6:30
Alas-saís y medya
9:30
Alas-nuwebe y medya
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Examples:
12:30
Alas-dose y medya
3:30
Alas-tres y medya
6:30
Alas-sais y medya
9:30
Alas-nuwebe y medya
Parts of the Day

Instead of using AM and PM, the part of the day is specified after the time.

You can use the following words to indicate the part of the day…

ng madalíng araw” to say “in the early in the morning” (from 1:00 AM – 5:59 AM)
ng umaga” to say “in the morning” (from 6:00 AM – 10:59 AM)
ng tangha” to say “noontime” (from 11:00 AM – 12:59 PM)
ng hapon” to say “in the afternoon” (from 1:00 PM – 5:59 PM)
ng gabí” to say “in the evening” (from 6:00 PM – 11:59 PM)
ng hátinggabí” to say “midnight” (from 12:00 AM – 12:59 AM)

Notice that "early morning / madaling araw" and "noontime / tanghali" are useful times of day that are common in the Filipino language that aren't so common in the English language.
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Examples:
5:00 AM
Alas-singko ng madalíng araw
10:30AM
Alas-diyés y medya ng umaga
12:00 PM
Alas-dose ng tangha
12:00 AM
Alas-dose ng hátinggabí
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Examples:
5:00 AM
Alas-singko ng madaling araw
10:30AM
Alas-diyes y medya ng umaga
12:00 PM
Alas-dose ng tanghali
12:00 AM
Alas-dose ng hatinggabi

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