What's the difference between desde hace cuánto tiempo and cuánto tiempo

AlexB2Kwiziq community member

What's the difference between desde hace cuánto tiempo and cuánto tiempo

This question relates to:Spanish lesson "For how long?"
Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Alex

The question ¿Desde hace cuánto tiempo? is one way to ask "For how long?" 

But you could always ask this way as well "¿Desde cuándo? (Since when?) or even use "¿Hace cuánto tiempo?(How long ago?/For how long?)  These lessons will help you understand it better:

desde (hace) with the present tense

hace + length of time + que with the present tense

hace + length of time + que with the simple past tense

Saludos cordiales

What's the difference between desde hace cuánto tiempo and cuánto tiempo

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