1. (they carried it out; third person plural)
a. they did it
Estoy muy ofendido. - No te enfades con ellos. Lo hicieron sin pensar.I'm very offended. - Don't get mad at them. They did it without thinking.
b. did it
Es importante que entiendas que tus padres lo hicieron por tu bien.It's important for you to understand that your parents did it for your own good.
c. they did so
Los nobles derrocaron al rey, y lo hicieron con la ayuda del pueblo.The nobles overthrew the king, and they did so with the help of the people.
d. did so
Los romanos conquistaron la Península Ibérica en el siglo II aC, y los árabes lo hicieron en el siglo VIII dC.The Romans conquered the Iberian Peninsula in the 2nd century BC, and the Arabs did so in the 8th century AD.
2. (you carried it out; second person plural)
a. you did it
Ya acabamos de limpiar la casa. - Lo hicieron muy rápido.We already finished cleaning the house. - You did it very quickly.
b. you did so
"Estoy muy orgulloso de ustedes: triunfaron en la vida, y lo hicieron sin mi ayuda", les dijo el padre a sus hijos."I'm very proud of you: you succeeded in life, and you did so without my help," said the father to his sons.
3. (they produced it; third person plural)
4. (you produced it; second person plural)
a. you made it
Hicimos un agujero en la pared para colgar el cuadro. - Lo hicieron con la taladradora, ¿verdad?We made a hole in the wall to hang the painting. - You made it with the drill, didn't you?
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