Empezar a contar el tiempo

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Chulapa, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Chulapa Member

    De Madrid (España) de toda la vida
    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
  2. The Prof

    The Prof Senior Member

    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"'.
  3. Chulapa Member

    De Madrid (España) de toda la vida
    thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

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