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Old January 04, 2010, 07:53 AM
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Ponerse en hora

Is this a common usage?
What does it mean?
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Is this a common usage?
What does it mean?
poner el reloj en hora to put the clock right (set it to the right time). Perhaps it means to try and be on time.
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to synchronize a clock, or something like that
"El mayordomo recorría la casa poniendo en hora los relojes"


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PD: perikles has a better translation "to put the clock right "
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It was in a newpaper article «Madrid se pone en hora con China»

I now thnk that in this context, it may mean gets in sync with.--- we use sync instead of syncronization in this case.
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Es bueno que seamos hablar de eso aquí porque sin yo sería perdido

Probablemente preguntaría..
¿qué? Madrid y China no están en las mismas zonas horarias!!
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Es bueno que seamos hablar de eso aquí porque sin yo sería perdido

Probablemente preguntaría..
¿qué? Madrid y China no están en las mismas zonas horarias!!
Claro que no.
Pero en el artículo están poniendose sinconizados culturalmente.
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Madrid y China están en la misma zona horaria. Diría el menda.
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