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"Estar hecho" is an intransitive verb phrase which is often translated as "to be made", and "hecho" is a noun which is often translated as "fact". Learn more about the difference between "estar hecho" and "hecho" below.
estar hecho(
ehs
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tahr
 
eh
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choh
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be produced)
a. to be made
La ropa de esta tienda está muy mal hecha, y no le sienta bien a nadie.The clothes in this store are very badly made, and they don't look good on anyone.
2. (to be produced with; used with "de")
a. to be made of
En el bosque había una cabaña que estaba hecha de ramas y hojas.There was a hut in the woods that was made of branches and leaves.
3. (culinary)
a. to be done
Este bistec está muy hecho. ¿Te gusta así, o prefieres que te haga otro?This steak is well done. Do you like it like this, or do you want me to make another one for you?
4. (to be prepared or finished)
a. to be done
Todo lo que me pediste que hiciera ya está hecho. ¿Necesitas algo más o me voy?Everything you asked me to do is already done. Do you need anything else or shall I leave?
b. to be ready
La comida ya está hecha, aunque no tenemos nada de postre.Lunch is ready, although we don't have anything for dessert.
5. (to be accustomed to; used with "a")
a. to be used to
Mi madre está hecha a la vida del campo y no le gusta venir a la ciudad.My mother is used to country life and she doesn't like coming to the city.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
6. (to be in a certain state)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Ahora estoy hecha un lío. ¿Tú eres primo de Marga o de Petra?I'm confused now. Are you a cousin of Marga's or Petra's?
Tu padre está hecho una furia porque usaste su máquina de afeitar.Your father is furious because you used his razor.
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hecho(
eh
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choh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (reality)
a. fact
¿Cuáles son los hechos de su historia?What are the facts of his story?
2. (event)
a. incident
Están muy avergonzados por aquel hecho.They are very ashamed of that incident.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (to be done)
a. made
La artesanía que venden en el mercado está toda hecha a mano.The crafts sold at the market are all hand made.
¿De qué está hecho?What is it made of?
b. done
Me gustan los filetes bien hechos.I like my steak well done.
¡Bien hecho!Well done!
4. (finished)
a. ready
¿Está hecha la cena?Is dinner ready?
5. (turned into)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Después de la mudanza, estaba hecha polvo.I was completely exhausted after we moved.
Esta casa está hecha un asco.This house is really dirty.
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