Literally: How much time has been that…? How long has …?
¿Cuánto tiempo hace que Profe. DeMaio vive en Buchanan? How long has Profe. DeMaio been living in Buchanan? ¿Cuánto tiempo hace que tocas el piano? How long have you been playing the piano? ¿Cuánto tiempo hace que coleccionas estampillas? How long have you been collecting stamps?
To say how long someone has been doing something use: HACE + time + QUE + verb in present tense Hace seis meses que buceo. Ive been scuba diving for 6 months.
Yo Mi hermano Mi prima Bobby Joe Mis abuelos Forrest Lambert Franco y yo ella Coleccionar monedas Hacer monopatin Jugar a las cartas Pintar Dibujar Pescar Escribir poemas Leer tiras comicas Tocar con la banda Tres meses Cinco horas Dos años Muchos años Quince minutos Un año Una semana Media hora Veinte años
Ask your partner how long the following people have been doing what they do. Figure out how long and answer the question. Keep in mind the current year!
Michelle OBama has been collecting stamps for three years. I have been playing using the computer for four months. Mickey Mouse has been sweeping the floor for an hour. We have been cleaning our kitchen for ten years. Its really dirty! Eminem has been singing for fifteen years. Ellen has been on TV for eight years. Slippery Bob has been going to the mall for thirty years. Tony Hawk has been my friend for seventeen years.
Interview your partners. Find out how long they have been doing some of the chores we have learned in this chapter. Then find out how long they have been doing some of the hobbies we have learned in this chapter. Be prepared to share one of each topic with the class.