In a shop or any other public place I can ask "¿Cuál es tu horario?" to mean what are the working hours, right?

But I want to ask precisely when they open and when close.

What'll be the proper way to ask this?

And what form of a verb will I use?




"Se + verb"?

  • I usually use "ustedes": ¿Cuándo abren? and ¿Cuándo cierran?
    – FGSUZ
    Sep 24, 2018 at 21:00
  • @FGSUZ what's the most common way: ustedes or as TaD suggested "this place"?
    – nylypej
    Sep 25, 2018 at 1:07

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If I'm not wrong you can use:

"¿A qué hora abre?"

to ask for when they open.

And to ask for when they close,

"¿A qué hora cierra".

I'm from Argentina and we use this form to ask these questions!

  • 1
    does abre/cierra refer to "you" as a person/staff member or "this place"?
    – nylypej
    Sep 24, 2018 at 17:28
  • refers to "this place"
    – imTDB
    Sep 24, 2018 at 18:12

Alternatively why not ask

¿Cuándo se abre? or ¿Cuándo se cierra?

where the subject is now the thing which is either opening or closing. You could substitute "A qué hora" for "Cuándo" of course.

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