How to say you got the time? in German: wie spät ist es?


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How to say you got the time? in German: wie spät ist es?

Learning German for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say you got the time? in German: wie spät ist es?
Say it out loud: “vee shpayt isst ess

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Some more helpful words in our German Time category:

business hours – geschäftszeiten  (goo shefts zai ten)
day after tomorrow – uebermorgen  (oo ber more gehn)
one hour – eine stunde  (īn uh shtoon duh)
this evening – heute abend  (hoy tuh ah bent)
this morning – heute furüh  (hoy tuh foo huH)
today – heute  (hoy tuh)
tomorrow – morgen  (mawr gun)
two hours – zwei stunden  (tsvy shtoon duhn)
when? – wann  (vahn)
yesterday; last night – gestern (abend)  (geh staim (ah bunt))
you got the time? – wie spät ist es?  (vee shpayt isst ess)

And here’s how to say you got the time? in other languages!

Arabic–Hal Ma'ak Wakt?  (hal ma ha ka wakt)
Chinese–Xiànzài Jǐ Diǎn  (Shyen Dzai Jee Dyen?)
Croatian–koliko je sati?  (koe lee koe yay sah tee?)
Czech–kolik je hodin?  (ko leek yeh ho deen?)
Finnish–Paljonko kello on?  (Pahl yon coh kehl loh on?)
French–Quelle heure est-il?  (kay law her teel)
German–wie spät ist es?  (vee shpayt isst ess)
Italian–A che ora  (ah Kay ora)
Japanese–Jikan Ha Arimasu Ka?  (Jee Kahn Wah Ah Ree Mass Kah?)
Korean–Myeot Siyeyo?  (Myut Shi Ae Yo?)
Polish–która godzina?  (too'rah go jee'na?)
Portuguese–Que Horas São?  (kay oh ras sah-oo?)
Russian–skolko vremeni  (oo vahs yest vrye mya?)
Spanish–¿qué es el tiempo?  (kay ess el tee em' poe?)
Swahili–saa ngapi?  (sah n gah pee)
Thai–Gi Mong Laeo  (gee mohng lay-oh?)
Turkish–saat kaç?  (saht kahch)
Vietnamese–Bạn Có Rảnh Không?  (Ban Caw Ran Khom?)

While sun or moon gazing would give you the approximate time should you not have a watch, you can always ask the person next to you by asking "you got the time?" (wie spät ist es?) in German. Sometimes, time precision is key. for more of useful phrases, get our instant access to the German Language Set.


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