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chegou a hora

When you want to say, it’s time to or, the time has come to… Use chegou a hora. Literally, the hour arrived. It’s always followed by “de”. Like this:

Chegou a hora de dormir. (It's time to go to sleep.)

Chegou a hora de mudar. (It's time to change.)

Chegou a hora de pagar. (It's time to pay.)

Chegou a hora de partir. (It's time to leave.)

Note the verb following the “de” is always in the infinitive. When you say de dormir, for example – you are saying: to sleep.