In English, time to the hour is written with the expression o’clock. Time to the minute (as in five thirty) does not include the expression o’clock; 1:20 = one fifteen and 4:00 = four o’clock. Use these terms as you talk with other people about these common store opening hours. Below are real-life examples of different locations’ opening hours. Use them to practice a conversation.
Customer: Hello. When is the library open?
Librarian: We open at nine o’clock in the morning and close at nine in the evening, from Monday through Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, we’re open from 10 A.M to 5 P.M.
Customer: I see. Thank you.
Example Opening Times
Los Angeles Public Library Library to Go Service
Los Angeles County Library Hold Pickup Service
Santa Monica CVS Pharmacy
Movie Theater- AMC Santa Monica 7
Beverly Hills Starbucks