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What does "hace tiempo" mean?

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Hola,

Can anyone tell me what "hace tiempo" means? From what I can make out, it means something like "a long time", but just want to check if this is correct.

Any help much appreciated,
Rangi

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updated OCT 6, 2010
posted by Rangi

6 Answers

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...and any "hace" followed by a time span, can generally be translated as "ago" too:

hace un mes
hace una semana

updated ENE 22, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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Naty, I'm afraid you are mistaken. It does not mean a long time, it means some time ago. It could be a few days or a few years. The point of the expression is that it wasn't now. "Hace mucho tiempo" would be "a long time ago."

updated ENE 22, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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Hello rangi!

You are right, "hace tiempo"! means = a long time .
Bye
Naty.

updated ENE 22, 2009
posted by Naty-J-Moren
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Muchas gracias both of you.

The sentence I saw "hace tiempo" in was "... de cosas que has hecho recientamente or hace tiempo.", so I think in this case it meant "a while back" or "some time ago".

Thanks! grin

updated ENE 22, 2009
posted by Rangi
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"Hace tiempo" by itself means "a while back," "some time ago," etc.

updated ENE 22, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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Please provide context, Rangi.

¿Qué tiempo hace? / What's the weather?
Hace much tiempo que fuimos a visitarla. / It's been a long time since we went to visit her.

updated ENE 22, 2009
posted by Natasha
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