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I cant understand why this phrase translated to "What time does Dad get up on Mondays?"

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    What is it exactly that you don't understand? How would you have translated this sentence? Maybe you want to check the help center, tour and especially How to Ask sections to know how to post better targeted questions that help us understanding what you dont know and explain it better to you. – Diego Jan 11 at 19:08
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    Perhaps break it down into phrases and say what you think each means? A que hora --- se levanta ---- el papa -- los lunes – mdewey Jan 11 at 21:51
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    Maybe you're having trouble with the reflexive verb, "se levanta"? Or the plural for "lunes"? That's idiomatic in Spanish, to use the plural to indicate we're talking about Mondays in general. – aparente001 Jan 12 at 3:00
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The simple translation into English would be: "At what time does dad awake on Mondays?".

¿A: at

qué: what

hora: time (hour)

papá: dad

se levanta: awake[s] [himself], get[s] up [himself], lift[s] [himself], get[s] [himself] [off the bed], rise[s] [himself]... The verb "levantarse" means to lift or to rise, and it is often said in this context implying that he will rise his body up off the bed, to become vertical, and to stop lying horizontally on the mentioned bed, because he was asleep

los lunes: [the] Mondays

  • The OP already provided a translation for the phrase and one which to me as an L1 Enlgish speaker is more idiomatic than yours. What the OP wanted to know was why that is the translation. – mdewey Jan 12 at 17:41

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