Kristen Russell
Time expressions using Hacer Help! I've learned the concept of using hacer + time + que + verb so many times, but I cant seem to make it stick. I still want to work on it, but I was wondering if that is the only way to express those thoughts or if you can use the past perfect. Any advice is much appreciated!
Sep 21, 2018 11:38 PM
Answers · 3
Example: "Ahora mismo tengo cosas que hacer" (right now I have things to do)
September 23, 2018
"Hace cinco años que vivo aquí" is I think, the construction you are working on. The obvious equivalent is "Vivo aquí desde hace cinco años". The period of time described here started five years ago and ends now; as the reference point is the present, there is no opportunity to use the past perfect here. Setting a reference point in the past, let's say my wedding: "Antes e la boda la había conocido desde hacía cinco años" or "..hacía cinco años que la conocía", does that work?
September 22, 2018
Hey, Kristen. Could you give us an example?
September 22, 2018
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