Lección 2.3 | Los Números (BHS)

Age: To ask someone’s age Spanish generally uses ¿Cuántos años tiene usted? An alternative is to ask ¿Qué edad tiene Ud?

Telephone: Spanish-speakers living in the US express their 7-digit telephone number in a variety of ways. The first number is usually given separately, and the other numbers are grouped in twos.

Time: For medical purposes it is often necessary to record a precise time. Depending on their country of origin, Spanish speakers will write the actual hour in one of the following ways.


After completing Lección 2 Parte 3 you will learn how to communicate numbers, dates, and times.


When making appointments, it is polite to ask if a specific time is convenient. Use ¿Le conviene + a time? (Literally Is it good for you at + time?) To ask what time an event occurs use ¿A qué hora?. To answer use a +las+ time The Spanish day is divided into mañana, tarde, noche y madrugada. When the hour is specified, de must be used to translate in and at in the expressions de la manana, and so on. When there are no definite hours specified, por is used for in or at: por la manana, por la tarde, por la noche.

El Paciente Latino

Chapter 4: Communicating Effectively with the Latino patient. Risk factors and Acculturations. Conveying Health Messages successfully, (67-69).


Review the following Los Números presentation and keep in mind the following concepts.


Watch the following video on family members, their names and titles to continue exploring vocabulary necessary to address the family in Spanish. While watching, look for subject pronoun, verb conjugation and some equivalents of the verb “to be.”.


In this section you will practice asking questions regarding a patient's age, dates of birth, number of family members, and dates.

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In this section, you are tasked to complete a reflective activity that connects the information discovered in this lesson with expected interactions in a healthcare and community engagement setting.

Use the Moodle discussion board associated with your group and post an individual reflection for Lección 2.3: Reflexiones in response to the following questions. Subscribe to your discussion and follow-up and reply to your fellow group members posts to highlight differing or similar experiences.