ha pasado

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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (it's occurred)
a. it's happened
Ha sido un accidente. - Sí, pero ha pasado porque tú no estabas poniendo atención a lo que hacías.It was an accident. - Yes, but it's happened because you weren't paying attention to what you were doing.
b. has happened
Dadas las circunstancias, ha pasado lo mejor que podía pasar.Under the circumstances, the best thing that could happen has happened.
2. (used to talk about the time elapsed)
a. it's gone by
El invierno se me ha hecho larguísimo. ¡Ha pasado tan despacio!Winter has really dragged. It's gone by so slowly!
b. has gone by
El verano ha pasado rapidísimo, ¿verdad?Summer has gone by really quick, hasn't it?
3. (he or she has been; third person singular)
a. he's spent
Ernesto vuelve mañana. Ha pasado la Navidad en su pueblo.Ernesto is coming back tomorrow. He's spent Christmas at his home town.
b. she's spent
A mi madre la ingresaron ayer y ha pasado la noche en el hospital.My mother was admitted yesterday and she's spent the night at the hospital.
c. has spent
Alicia ha pasado unos días en la playa antes de venir a Barcelona.Alicia has spent a few days at the seaside before coming to Barcelona.
4.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(you've been; second person singular)
a. you've spent
Si ha pasado tanto tiempo en México, debe conocer bien el país.If you've spent so much time in Mexico, you must know the country well.
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