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"Desde que" is a conjunction which is often translated as "since", and "hace que" is a phrase which is often translated as "makes". Learn more about the difference between "desde que" and "hace que" below.
desde que(
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deh
 
keh
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A conjunction is a word that connects words, phrases, clauses, or sentences (e.g. The cat and the dog slept.).
1. (general)
a. since
No lo he vuelto a ver desde que cambió de trabajo.I haven't seen him since he changed jobs.
b. ever since
Desde que Sarita aprendió a coser, ha hecho toda la ropa de sus hijos.Ever since Sarita learned how to sew, she has made all of her children's clothes.
c. from the moment
No para de llorar desde que se levanta hasta que se acuesta.He doesn't stop crying from the moment he gets up to the moment he goes to bed.
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hace que(
ah
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seh
 
keh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (causes)
a. makes (third person)
Vivir contigo hace que la vida sea más fácil y divertida.Living with you makes life easier and more fun.
b. make
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(second person)
Sus clases nos gustan porque hace que la física parezca divertida, Sra. López.We like your classes because you make physics fun, Mrs. Lopez.
2. (feigns)
a. pretends that (third person)
Carlos hace que escucha al profesor, pero está pensando en su novia.Carlos pretends that he is listening to his teacher, but he is thinking about his girlfriend.
b. acts as if (third person)
La madre hace que no se entera, pero sabe lo que le ocurre a su hijo.The mother acts as if she doesn't notice, but she knows what's happening to her son.
c. pretend that
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(second person)
Hace que le preocupa, doctor, pero en realidad a usted no le importa lo que nos pase.You pretend you care, doctor, but you actually don't care what happens to us.
d. act as if
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(second person)
Por favor, céntrese en su papel, Sr. Calvo. Usted hace que entiende el idioma, pero en el fondo no se entera, ¿de acuerdo?Please concentrate on your role, Mr. Calvo. You act as if you understand the language, but you actually don't, all right?
3. (used to express time in the past)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿Cuánto hace que no te duchas?How long is it since you last had a shower?
Hace que no voy al cine un mes.It's been a month since I last went to the movies.
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