- five days/two years ago hace cinco días/dos años long ago hace tiempo a long time ago hace mucho (tiempo), tiempo ha [literario/literary] as long ago as 1960 ya en 1960 how long ago was it that you wrote to him? ¿cuánto (tiempo) hace que le escribiste? a week ago today we were still in Madrid hace (exactamente) una semana estábamos aún en Madrid I joined the company a year ago this Wednesday este miércoles hace un año que me incorporé a la empresa
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.