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01 Hace + [time] + que & present tense

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 bño – 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

7 Responses

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

    Juan no dormido bien may work too?

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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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