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The Verb Hacer = to do or to make

Undoubtedly one of the most prevalent verbs in the Spanish language, getting comfortable with the variations of hacer will help bring your Spanish up a notch.

  present preterite imperfect future
yo hago hice hacía haré
haces hiciste hacías harás
él, ella, Ud. hace hizo hacía hará
nosotros hacemos hicimos hacíamos haremos
ellos, Uds. hacen hicieron hacían harán

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Time Expressions with Hacer

hace + (quantity of time) + que

used to show how long it has been since an action took place, or since it has been taking place

 

hace un año que no voy a la escuela
it's been a year since I haven't been going to school

hace 10 minutos que hablé por teléfono con mi esposo
I spoke to my husband on the phone 10 minutes ago

hace 2 años que vivo aquí
I've been living here for 2 years

(present tense verb) + desde hace + (quantity of time)

used to show how long it has been since an action took place, or since it has been taking place

  estudio italiano desde hace 5 años
I've been studying Italian for 5 years

¿vives en Nueva Yorque desde hace 2 años?
Have you been living in New York for 2 years?

trabajo en la compañia desde hace 10 años
I've been working at the company for 10 years

Worksheet: Hacer & Time Expressions

Quiz: Hacer & Time Expressions

Hangman: The Verb Hacer

Hacer Practice Website: StudySpanish.com

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