How to tell TIME

Hello everybody!

Welcome to English Monday! Today, we will learn how to tell time in English!

 

– What time is it?

– Excuse me, do you have the time, please?

 

12:00 – It is twelve o’clock / midday / noon

12:05 – It is five past twelve

12:10 – It is ten past twelve

12:15 – It is a quarter past twelve

12:20 – It is twenty past twelve

12:25 – It is twenty-five past twelve

12:30 – It is half past twelve

12:35 – It is twenty-five to one

12:40 – It is twenty to one

12:45 – It is a quarter to one

12:50 – It is ten to one

12:55 – It is five to one

13:00 – It is one o’clock

14:00 – It is two o’clock

00:00 – It is midnight

Números

Números cardinales Números ordinales

1 – uno                                1 – primero

2 – dos                                 2 – segundo

3 – tres                                3 – tercero

4 – cuatro                           4 – cuarto

5 – cinco                             5 – quinto

6 – seis                                6 – sexto

7 – siete                              7 – séptimo

8 – ocho                              8 – octavo

9 – nueve                           9 – noveno

10 – diez                            10 – décimo

11 – once                       11 – undécimo

12 – doce                       12 – duodécimo

13 – trece                      13 – decimotercero

14 – catorce                  14 – decimocuarto

15 – quince                   15 – decimoquinto

16 – dieciséis                16 – decimosexto

17 – diecisiete             17 – decimoséptimo

18 – dieciocho              18 – decimoctavo

19 – diecinueve           19 – decimonoveno

20 – veinte                   20 – vigésimo

30 – treinta                  30 – trigésimo

40 – cuarenta              40 – cuadragésimo

50 – cincuenta            50 – quincuagésimo

60 – sesenta                 60 – sexagésimo

70 – setenta                 70 – septuagésimo

80 – ochenta                80 – dieciocho

90 – noventa                90 – nonagésimo

100 – ciento                  100 – centésimo

Nombres

Nombres cardinaux Nombres       ordinaux

1 – un                                1 – premier

2 – deux                              2 – deuxième

3 – trois                               3 – troisième

4 – quatre                          4 – quatrième

5 – cinq                              5 – cinquième

6 – six                                 6 – sixième

7 – sept                              7 – septième

8 – huit                               8 – huitième

9 – neuf                              9 – neuvième

10 – dix                              10 – dixième

11 – onze                           11 – onzième

12 – douze                         12 – douzième

13 – treize                         13 – treizième

14 – quatorze                 14 – quatorzième

15 – quinze                    15 – quinzième

16 – seize                        16 – seizième

17 – dix-sept                  17 – dix-septième

18 – dix-huit                  18 – dix-huitième

19 – dix-neuf                 19 – dix-neuvième

20 – vingt                       20 – vingtième

30 – trente                     30 – trentième

40 – quarante              40 – quarantième

50 – cinquente            50 – cinquantième

60 – soixante               60 – soixantième

70 – soixante-dix     70 – soixante-dixième

80 – quatre-vingts  80 – quatre-vingtième

90 – quatre vingt dix  90 – quatre-vingt dixième

100 – cent                       100 – une centaine

 

Staycation Ideas

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“If travelling were free, you’d never see me again” said a very shared online quote. However, travelling is not free, and in addition to money, you also need time off work and maybe somebody to keep you company! So, what can you do when wanderlust strikes – in the middle of the year, you are on a budget, and find yourself without vacarion days?

The answer is easy – enjoy a staycation!

It is easy, travel costs are basically non-existent, lodgings are also free, all you need is a free couple of days – maybe you have a free weekend or a couple of afternoons!

A staycation means staying at home and enjoying a vacation. What do you like to do when you go on vacation? It doesn’t matter if you prefer to visit museums all day or go trekking, if you’d rather go to a spa or enjoy a concert. There certainly is a perfect staycation for you!

Enjoy something out of the ordinary!

The first thing you need to do is try to find the reason why your city is popular with tourists. For example, my hometown of Constanta is a popular beach attraction in the summertime. People spend a lot of money in order to enjoy some days lying on the beach. I will try to present to you a 3 day staycation idea! Maybe you have a long weekend, or maybe you are an overachiever and manage to complete my itinerary in 2 days!

I will try to keep the ideas general so they can be applyed to basically any city in the world. Let me know if you manage!

Day 1 – Get a sense of the city

When travelling, the first thing I like to do is check in at the hotel and wander about, try to get a sense of the city. This is what I propose for the first day of the staycation. First, try to find some tips on how to arrange your space as if you were living in a hotel. I found a nice little video on Youtube which showed me how to fold my towels like they do at a spa. They look wonderfull! Try to arrange your towels like at a spa, maybe declutter the living room a bit, spread some lifestyle magazines around the coffee table!

Next, simply act like you are on vacation! If you have tourist busses, buy a “hop on/hop off” bus pass and stop at each stop, taking in the architecture of the city. Maybe wake up early and catch the sunrise!

Have brunch at a local cafe, or grab a bite on the go. Do not forget to take a lot of photos! You must pass by some great spots on your daily commute to work, but you are too busy focusing on your daily tasks. Focus on the things your city is known for, maybe a nice statue or a great fountain! Walk through a park as if for the first time! Enjoy a quiet afternoon walking around and google-ing each street corner.

Finally, towards the end of the first day away, I like to shop for a bit for some snacks, drinks, something to have on hand, should I need anything back at the hotel. Try window shopping somewhere expensive, or just grocery shop for the next week! (After all, it’s your vacation!) Maybe try to add some bath soaks, some scented candles and a face mask to the shopping list! (See why on day 3)

Day 2 – Museum time

I really enjoy visiting museums when travelling. They give me a sense of the city and its history. For the second day of your staycation, I propose you visit one or two museums in your city which you have not visited in a while. Maybe you have an Art Museum nearby but you were never interested, or maybe you can find a new exhibit. Google it beforehand, so you know what to expect, wait in line, buy your ticket and enjoy!

Another interesting thing you can do is try to find local guided tours. You may be lucky enough to find a free tour (however, tips are always welcome). Guided tours give you the opportunity to encounter somebody local who is so passionate about your city, they can give you a new perspective on things!

Day 3 – Pampering, clubbing, pubbing! 

On the last day of your staycation, treat yourself to a spa day and a clubbing / pubbing evening!

If you have managed to also go shopping on your first day, now is the time to pamper yourself! Take a hot bath or just soak your feet, use bath salts, play your favorite music while drinking cucumber water! (The spa like towels complete the scene!)

Catch a quick afternoon nap and prepare for the second part of the day – try a pub crawl (is that still a thing or am I getting old? 😅). Try every search engine you can find – surely there must me a concert somewhere you might like. If you are not in the mood for loud music, maybe visit a pub and try some appetizers or try finding a brewary style pub, and enjoy a beer tasting!

 

The bottom line is, stay at home and try something different. Act like a tourist, feel like a tourist, spend like a local! Don’t forget to take lots of photos, just like you would do on holiday. In the meantime, maybe try learning a few words in a foreign language or try cooking a foreign dish. Keep planing your next vacation and enjoy a weekend at home!

What do you think of my ideas?

Is there anything you would change or add to my list?

Let me know in a comment!

Please like and share if you enjoyed my tips.

 

Números

Números cardinais Números ordinais

1 – um                               1 – primeiro

2 – dois                              2 – segundo

3 – três                               3 – terceiro

4 – quatro                          4 – quarto

5 – cinco                             5 – quinto

6 – seis                                6 – sexto

7 – sette                             7 – sétimo

8 – oito                               8 – oitavo

9 – nove                              9 – nono

10 – dez                              10 – décimo

11 – onze                   11 – décima primeira

12 – doze                    12 – décimo segundo

13 – treze                   13 – décimo terceiro

14 – quatorze            14 – décimo quarto

15 – quinze                15 – décimo quinto

16 – dezesseis            16 – décimo sexto

17 – dezessete            17 – décimo sétimo

18 – dezoito                18 – décimo oitavo

19 – dezenove            19 – décimo nono

20 – vinte                       20 – vigésimo

30 – trinta                      30 – trigésimo

40 – quarenta                40 – quadragésimo

50 – cinquenta            50 – quinquagésimo

60 – sessenta                 60 – sexagésimo

70 – setenta                   70 – septuagésimo

80 – oitenta                     80 – octogésimo

90 – noventa                    90 – nonagésimo

100 – cem                         100 – centésimo

 

Numeri

Numeri cardinali  Numeri ordinali

1 – uno                               1 – primo

2 – due                               2 – secondo

3 – tre                                 3 – terzo

4 – quattro                        4 – quarto

5 – cinque                         5 – quinto

6 – sei                                6 – sesto

7 – sette                            7 – settimo

8 – otto                              8 – ottavo

9 – nove                             9 – nono

10 – dieci                           10 – decimo

11 – undici                        11 – undicesimo

12 – dodici                         12 – dodicesima

13 – tredici                        13 – tredicesimo

14 – quattordici       14 – quattordicesimo

15 – quindici                  15 – quindicesimo

16 – sedici                        16 – sedicesimo

17 – diciassette               17 – diciassettimo

18 – diciotto                     18 – diciottesimo

19 – dicianove            19 – diciannovesimo

20 – venti                          20 – ventesimo

30 – trenta                         30 – trentesimo

40 – quaranta                40 – quarantesimo

50 – cinquanta             50 – cinquantesimo

60 – sessanta                   60 – sessantesimo

70 – settanta                   70 – settantesimo

80 – ottanta                     80 – ottantesimo

90 – novanta                   90 – novantesimo

100 – cento                     100 –  centesimo

 

Numbers

Cardinal numbers  Ordinal numbers

1 – one                               1 – first

2 – two                               2 – second

3 – three                            3 – third

4 – four                              4 – fourth

5 – five                               5 – fifth

6 – six                                6 – sixth

7 – seven                           7 – seventh

8 – eight                            8 – eighth

9 – nine                              9 – ninth

10 – ten                              10 – tenth

11 – eleven                        11 – eleventh

12 – twelve                        12 – twelfth

13 – thirteen                     13 – thirteenth

14 – fourteen                    14 – fourteenth

15 – fifteen                        15 – fifteenth

16 – sixteen                      16 – sixteenth

17 – seventeen                17 – seventeenth

18 – eighteen                   18 – eighteenth

19 – nineteen                   19 – nineteenth

20 – twenty                       20 – twentieth

30 – thirty                         30 – thirtieth

40 – forty                           40 – fortieth

50 – fifty                            50 – fiftieth

60 – sixty                           60 – sixtieth

70 – seventy                      70 – seventieth

80 – eighty                         80 – eightieth

90 – ninety                        90 – ninetieth

100 – one hundred   100 – one hundredth

 

Días, Meses, Estaciones

Días de la semana:

– Lunes
– Martes
– Miércoles
– Jueves
– Viernes
– Sábado
– Domingo

Meses del año:

– Enero
– Febrero
– Marzo
– Abril
– Mayo
– Junio
– Julio
– Agosto
– Septiembre
– Octubre
– Noviembre
– Diciembre

Estaciones:

– Primavera 🌷
– Verano 🏝
– Otoño ☔
– Invierno ❄

Jours, Mois, Saisons

Jours de la Semaine:

– Lundi
– Mardi
– Mercredi
– Jeudi
– Vendredi
– Samedi
– Dimanche

Mois de l’année:

– Janvier
– Février
– Mars
– Avril
– Mai
– Juin
– Juillet
– Août
– Septembre
– Octobre
– Novembre
– Décembre

Saisons:

– Printemps 🌷
– Été 🏝
– Automne ☔
– Hiver ❄