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01 Hace + [time] + que & present tense

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jul 13, 2011 in grammar, present, regular, stem-changers, verbs, weather, year 1 |

Hola.  In this video lesson we’re going to see a phrase that’s used quite a bit in Spanish when talking about things that have been going on and continue to.

It should make more sense after watching the video (hopefully). 😉

Click here to download a printable copy of the first examples to write out your translations.

Let me know if you have any questions, comments or suggestions below.

Vocabulario:

medidas del tiempo:
minutos – minutes
horas – hours
días – days
semanas – weeks
meses – months
años – years

verbos:
asistir (a) – to attend
++asiste a la universidad – s/he attends college
bailar – to dance
++ baila – s/he dances
besar – to kiss
++ está besando – s/he is kissing (right now)
comer – to eat
++ come – s/he eats
confesar – to confess
++ confiesa – s/he confesses
doler – to hurt
++ me duele – my ___ hurts
dormir – to sleep
++ duermo – I sleep
++ duerme – s/he sleeps
hablar – to talk, to speak
++ hablo – I speak; I talk
hacer – to do; to make
++ hace caca – s/he poops
++ hace ejercicio – s/he exercises
++hace la cama – s/he makes the bed
++ hace la tarea – s/he does homework
estar – to be
++ estoy – I am [feeling / located]
++está – s/he is / it is
++está cortado – it is cut off
++estamos – we are [feeling / located]
++están – they are [feeling / located]
jugar – to play
++están jugando – they’re playing (right now)
llorar – to cry
++está llorando – s/he is crying (right now)
llover – to rain
++llueve – it rains
mirar – to watch
++mira – s/he watches
nevar – to snow
++nieva – it snows
querer – to want
++quiero – I want
sufrir – to suffer
++sufre – s/he suffers
tener – to have
++tengo – I have
++tiene – s/he has / it has
tocar – to play [an instrument]
++tocas – you play [an instrument]
usar – to use
++uso – I use
ver – to see
++veo – I see
vivir – to live
++ vivimos – we live

otro:
alrededor de – around
bien – well
con – with
en – in, on, at
enfermo – sick [male]
mi(s) – my
mucho – a lot
poco – a little
sin – without
su(s) – his / her / their / your (formal / plural)
te – you / to you / for you

sustantivos*
el agua – water
el baño – bathroom
el béisbol – baseball
el cáncer a la tiroides – thyroid cancer
el cuarto – room; bedroom
el desierto – the desert
el puente – bridge
el reloj – watch
el tráfico – traffic
la batería – drum (set)
la boca – mouth
la cabeza – head
la caspa – dandruff
la ciudad – city
la espalda – back
la foto – picture
la guitarra – the guitar
la niña – girl
la escuela – school
la enfermería – nursing
la televisión – television
un jardín de infantes – kindergarten

*el and la will translate to “the” when needed in the translation

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7 Comments

Kyle
Jul 22, 2011 at 10:05 am

Sr. Jordan,
Muchas gracias por los lecciones. Son muy ayuda.


 
Randy
Sep 5, 2011 at 9:16 pm

“Juan no duerme bien.” I’m confused on why the reflexive verb duerme was used.

Juan no dormido bien may work too?


 
Randy
Sep 6, 2011 at 12:20 am

Never mind… not reflexive verb…. s/he sleep….


 
Yankee
Mar 26, 2012 at 8:28 am

I don’t get it. Are you using the personal a with the school?I realize asiste is a verb but there is not a person doing an action to another person in the sentence hace tres anos que Diego asiste a la universidad.


 
Señor Jordan
Mar 26, 2012 at 8:45 am

asistir [a + ____] = to attend [a place]

It’s not a personal a in this case, just a required letter with the verb asistir.

Hope that explains it!

-Sr. J


 
Yankee
Mar 26, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Thanks. Thats like Voy a. BTW nice vids


 
Samah
May 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm

On the example of Carlos hasn’t watched tv in 4 months. I think by mistake it put in dos messes instead cuatro mesas


 

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