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Present Simple Vs Present Perfect in Spanish

Present Simple Vs Present Perfect in Spanish

What is the difference between Present Simple vs Present Perfect in Spanish?

It’s time to learn the difference between Present Simple vs Present Perfect in Spanish. Study the Spanish conjugation with online lessons. Learn the basic grammar rules.

The Present Perfect may be used to talk about an action still in progress, but it’s also common to use the  Present Tense to do this.


e.g.

He vivido aquí por muchos años. – I have lived here many years.

Hace tres años que vivo aquí.-  I have lived here for three years.

 


Note: The Present Perfect may be used to talk about something that was just done.


e.g.

He comprado la leche y los panes. – I’ve bought the milk and the rolls.

Acabo de comprar la leche y los panes. – I just bought the milk and the rolls.

Compré la leche y los panes. – I bought the milk and the rolls

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