Presentation on theme: "Describing Time Periods"— Presentation transcript:
1 Describing Time Periods “Hacer” with expressions of time.
2 Quick! (or should I say: ¡Rápidamente! Write 3 things that you want to doNow 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:Haceun añoquequiero ira Las VegasI’ve wanted to go to Las Vegas for a year.Hace45 minutosqueesperola campana.I’ve been waiting for the bell for 45 minutes.
4 Hace + time period + que + verb This also works with the past tense:Hacedos añosqueentréa CHSIt’s been two years since I started at CHS.Hace9 añosqueestudiéen España.It’s 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 queentrastea CHS?How long has it been since you started CHS?¿Cuánto tiempo hace queestudiasespañol?How long have you been studying Spanish?There’s 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 = minutesSegundos = seconds
8 Remember those 3 things you wrote down? In Spanish, tell me how long you’ve been wanting to do those things.
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