- five days/two years ago hace cinco días/dos años long ago hace tiempo a long time ago hace mucho (tiempo), tiempo ha [literary/literario] 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...
Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.