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1 Describing Time Periods Hacer with expressions of time.

2 Quick! (or should I say: ¡Rápidamente! Write 3 things that you want to do Now tell me how long you have wanted to do these things

3 Hace + time period + que + verb To say that something has been going on for a while, we use the above formula: Hace Ive wanted to go to Las Vegas for a year. un añoquequiero ira Las Vegas Hace Ive been waiting for the bell for 45 minutes. 45 minutosqueesperola campana.

4 Hace + time period + que + verb This also works with the past tense: Hacedos añosqueentréa CHS Its been two years since I started at CHS. Hace9 añosqueestudiéen España. Its been 9 years since I studied in Spain. What if we want to ask a question?

5 ¿Cuánto tiempo + hace + que + verb? Switch time period for ¿Cuánto tiempo…? ¿Cuánto tiempo hace que entrastea CHS? How long has it been since you started CHS? ¿Cuánto tiempo hace queestudiasespañol? How long have you been studying Spanish? Theres a catch.

6 Preterite + hace + time period When you want to say ago, we use a different formula (we switch the verb and drop que) Estudié en Españahace8 años. I studied in Spain 8 years ago. Terminaron la secundariahace3 años. You finished middle school 3 years ago.

7 Time periods Años =years Meses=months Días=days Horas=hours Minutos=minutes Segundos=seconds

8 Remember those 3 things you wrote down? In Spanish, tell me how long youve been wanting to do those things.


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