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Ago in Spanish Simple Past

Ago in Spanish Simple Past

Ago in Spanish – Simple Past

It’s time to learn how to use ago in Spanish in the Simple Past. Study Spanish verb conjugations with online lessons. Read about the Spanish grammar rules.

Note: When the verb is in the Preterite Tense, a different meaning is conveyed:

“hace” + time “que” + Preterite tense form of the verb

Examples:
Hace dos semanas que salí de viaje – It’s been two weeks since I went on a trip
Sí, hace tres días que me hice la prueba – Yes, I took the test three days ago
Hace un año que vivo con mi mamá – I’ve been living with my mom for a year


There is another way to convey the same idea:
Preterite tense form of the verb “hace” + time

Examples:
Trabajé ahí hace un año – I worked there a year ago
Estuve allí hace un mes – I was there a month ago
Cantó ahí hace uns días – Sang there a few days ago 

More Examples:

Trabajo allí desde hace un año. – I’ve been working there for a year.
No te he visto por un tiempo – I haven’t seen you for a while
No he sabido nada de ella desde hace dos semanas – I haven’t heard from her for two weeks
Ha pasado un mes desde que terminé la universidad – It’s been a month since I finished college
Hace unos meses vi a Juan – A few months ago I saw Juan

Learn more about the Spanish verb tenses

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