I came to this lesson from the quiz question:
Marta y yo ________ 200 km a la semana para ir a trabajar. Marta and I travel 200 km a week to go to work.(HINT: Conjugate "hacer" in El Presente)Answer was “hacemos”, but I was expecting an explanation on why the verb “hacer” (to make) is applicable to what in English would be “travel”.
This is because in Spanish we use the verb "hacer" with this meaning of "travelling/walking a specific distance" - it is more colloquial than the more literal "viajar", so you can say for example:
Mi amiga y yo hacemos 5 kilómetros cada mañana para mantenernos en forma.
My friend and I walk 5 kilometres each morning to keep fit.
Tenemos que hacer unas 100 millas en tren para llegar a York.
We have to travel about 100 miles by train to get to York.
I hope this clarified it.
The verb hacer also means to do. In English we also use the verb to do for travel. It would translate as Marta and I do 200 km a week to get to work.
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