A.M. and P.M. are two of the abbreviations most used in English and Spanish. Goprofe explains their meaning and what they stand for.
A.M. and P.M. stand for “Ante Meridiem” and “Post Meridiem” in Latin, meaning “before midday” and “after midday”. So, If you say you are going out at 12pm it means you are out after midday (during the day); and if you say you are coming home by 12 am it means you are returning home before midday (at night).
The Latin abbreviations A.M. and p.m. (often written “am” and “pm”, “AM” and “PM”, or “A.M.” and “P.M.”) are used in English and Spanish.
Remember that in an informal context people tend to omit abbreviations and phrases. If you need to figure out when your appointment is placed, try to rely on sentence context and societal norms. So, if one schedules an appointment with the doctor at 9:00, one may mean 9:00 a.m.; but if a social dance is scheduled to begin at 9:00, it probably will begin at 9:00 p.m.
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