Presentación del tema: "(por favor) By emory gibson Para describir how long ago en español, presta attencion."— Transcripción de la presentación:
(por favor) By emory gibson Para describir how long ago en español, presta attencion.
Para empezar Its important that you know what Im about to teach you, so here are some English Examples: Two years ago, my dog died. Ive been studying spanish for a year. I havent eaten in a week Its been a year since I have worked out
Las formulas Hace + time + que + verb Verb + hace +time Its important to remember that you will have to change the tense of the verb that youre using depending on what youre trying to say.
When do I use this? When you are trying to describe how long ago something happened When you are trying to describe how long something has been happening
Time List of different increments of time: Hora.. Hour Día.. Day Semana.. Week Mes.. Month Año.. Year
Examples Hace dos semanas que yo practico basquetbol. Practico basquetbol hace dos semanas. Both of these are the same, just structured differently. Ive been practicing basketball for two weeks/For two weeks Ive been practicing basketball. Because the verb was put in the present tense, the sentence is read as though it has been happening, and it still is.
Examples Cont. (preterite) Hace dos semanas que yo practiqué basketbol. Yo practiqué basketbol hace dos semanas. Notice that the verb in these sentences was changed to preterite, which changes the meaning of the sentence to I practiced basketball two weeks ago. This indicates something that happened some time ago in the past, but is not happening now.
Examples cont. (negative) Negative is simply adding the no to the sentence No practico basketbol hace dos semanas. I havent been playing basketball for two weeks. No practiqué basketbol hace dos semanas. I didnt practice basketbol two weeks ago.
Just the basics The main thing to remember is the formula for developing the sentence. Hace + time + que + verb Verb + hace + time This is only the basic rule for describing verbs with relation to time, there are many other more complex ways to do this. However these will be useful.
Practicar I ran a week ago. Ive been running for a week I havent in a week A week ago I didnt run.
Respuestas Corrí hace una semana Corro hace una semana No corro hace una semana No corrí hace una semana ¿Como hiciste? Remember, if you want to structure your sentence differently, you can do this: Hace una semana que yo corrí Hace una semana que yo no corro
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