Hace un año que estudio español. (Estudio el español desde hace un año.) = I’ve been studying Spanish for a year.
Hace dos meses que murió mi abuelo. (Mi abuelo murió hace dos meses.) = My grandfather died two months ago.
Hacía cinco horas que dormían. (They had been sleeping for five hours.)
1. ¿Cuánto tiempo hace que vives aquí?
2. ¿Cuánto tiempo hace que estudias español?
3. ¿Cuánto tiempo hace que no comes carne?
4. ¿Cuánto tiempo hace que duermes en la clase?
5. ¿Cuánto tiempo hace asistes a este colegio?
1. I’ve been studying algebra for two hours and I still don’t understand anything.
2. We’ve been living here for 12 years.
3. Alirio hasn’t eaten anything for three days.
4. Dad’s been working in his office for 15 years.
5. Mom’s been pregnant for five months now.
6. We went to the movies three days ago.
7. He saw the doctor an hour ago.
8. We arrived at school ten minutes ago.
9. I lived in Colombia 20 years ago.
10. I talked to him just a little while ago.
11. He had been studying for an hour.
12. They had been living together for three years.
13. I had been writing for several hours.
14. Paco had been trying to learn geometry for six months.
15. I found that out a long time ago.
16. I met him two weeks ago.
17. We’ve known each other for several years.
18. We had attended school together five years ago.
19. Paco had been going out with Rosita for several weeks.
20. Since when do you know so much?