Spanish Word of the Day Archive
Saturday March 29, 2008
to make; to do
Sometimes one verb in Spanish does the work of two in English, and that’s what happens with hacer: in some contexts it means to make, and in others to do.
Voy a hacer una tortilla.
I’m going to make an omelette.
Remember that the past participle is hecho:
No has hecho la cama.
You haven’t made your bed.
¿Qué haces por aquí?
What are you doing round here?
Remember that the past tense is hice, hizo, etc:
Siempre hizo mucho deporte.
He always did a lot of sport.
Después de nadar hice gimnasia.
After my swim I had a workout.
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