Can we use "hasta" for a deadline/time limit?

AnabelleC1Kwiziq community member

Can we use "hasta" for a deadline/time limit?

Necesito el coche hasta el sábado

Tengo que terminar los informes hasta las cinco

Asked 11 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Anabelle,

we don't use hasta in that context, no. You need "para" or "antes de", for example:

Necesito el coche para el sábado/antes del sábado.

I need the car for/by/before saturday.

Have a look at this lesson about that specific use of para.

Saludos

Inma

KathyA2Kwiziq community member

The lesson said for a deadline to use “hasta.” Now I am confused.

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Kathy

I think you may have misread the information in the lesson -it's saying we use "para" (not hasta) to express deadline.

Saludos

Inma

Can we use "hasta" for a deadline/time limit?

Necesito el coche hasta el sábado

Tengo que terminar los informes hasta las cinco

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