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    Empezar a contar el tiempo

    the context is that some people have to do a certain task and they have to finish it before 60 minutes. Someone can help me translate into english this sentence?

    en cuanto oigas: ¡¡ya!! empiezará a contar el tiempo.

    what i really need to know is how to say "empezar a contar el tiempo"

    thank you, regards
    chulapa

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    Re: Empezar a contar el tiempo

    The literal translation would be 'start counting the time ...'. However, it is unlikely that the idea would be expressed in that way in English.

    A more natural way of expressing it might be: "The time / your hour will begin when you hear "now"'.

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    Re: Empezar a contar el tiempo

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    The literal translation would be 'start counting the time ...'. However, it is unlikely that the idea would be expressed in that way in English.

    A more natural way of expressing it might be: "The time / your hour will begin when you hear "now"'.
    thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

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