Monday, December 30, 2019
Units of Time in Spanish
Need to know how to refer to a particular unit of time? Here are the most common ones in Spanish, listed from the shortest period of time to the longest: el nanosegundo Ã¢â¬â nanosecond el microsegundo Ã¢â¬â microsecond el milisegundo Ã¢â¬â millisecond el segundo Ã¢â¬â second el minuto Ã¢â¬â minute la hora Ã¢â¬â hour el dÃ a Ã¢â¬â day la semana, el septenario Ã¢â¬â week la quincena Ã¢â¬â fortnight, two weeks (The term sometimes refers to a 15-day period or a half-month.) el mes Ã¢â¬â month el semestre Ã¢â¬â six months, half-year (The term can also refer to an academic semester.) el aÃ ±o Ã¢â¬â year el lustro Ã¢â¬â five years el decenio, la dÃ ©cada Ã¢â¬â 10 years, decade el siglo Ã¢â¬â century el milenio Ã¢â¬â millennium el cron Ã¢â¬â million years el eÃ ³n Ã¢â¬â thousand million years, billion years in U.S. English (The term also can refer to an indefinitely long period of time.) In addition, Spanish has a number of units of time that are seldom used, or are used in specific contexts. For example, bimestre and trimestre, are two-month and three-month periods, respectively, with similar month groupings possible. Similarly, bienio and septenio are two- and seven-year periods of time, respectively, with other groupings possible.