Is there a Spanish translation for saying "the time is....". I know most of the time, people just say, it is 2:30PM or something, but is there a direct translation from English?
An option can be simply: La hora es
My grandmother had a radio that said aloud the time by pressing a button. With a robotic voice, it was like:
La hora es: 21 horas 20 minutos.
You can infer this translation from the translation of the question when we want to know what time it is:
What time is it? -> ¿Qué hora es?
and with that:
the time is -> la hora es
But as you and others have commented, the usual answer would be:
It's 9:30 a.m -> Son las 9:30 a.m / Las 9:30 a.m