What does "hace tiempo" mean?
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,
...and any "hace" followed by a time span, can generally be translated as "ago" too:
hace un mes
hace una semana
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."
You are right, "hace tiempo"! means = a long time .
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".
"Hace tiempo" by itself means "a while back," "some time ago," etc.
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.