hace tiempo

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hace tiempo(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (long ago)
a. a while ago
Laura acabó la carrera hace tiempo, pero todavía no encontró trabajo.Laura finished her degree a while ago, but she hasn't got a job yet.
b. some time ago
Miguel hace tiempo que se casó. Ya tiene dos niños.Miguel got married some time ago. He's already got two children.
c. a long time ago
El país hace tiempo que se independizó.The country became independent a long time ago.
2. (for a long time)
a. for some time
Hace tiempo que no la veo. ¿Se habrá ido a vivir a otro sitio?I haven't seen her for some time. Maybe she moved somewhere else.
b. for a while
Ese corte de pelo hace tiempo que no se lleva.That hairstyle hasn't been in for a while.
c. it's a long time since
Hace tiempo que queremos ir a Nueva York, pero nunca encontramos el momento oportuno.It's a long time since we've wanted to go to New York, but it's never the right moment.
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