Share this entry
American English: /sɪns/
British English: /sɪns/

Translation of since in Spanish:


  • 1 (in time)
    desde que
    since we've owned a yacht/I've been doing yoga …
    desde que tenemos yate/hago yoga …
    since coming to London
    desde que vino ( or vine etc. ) a Londres
    it's years since I've been to France
    hace años que no voy a Francia
    it's years since I enjoyed myself so much
    hacía años que no me divertía tanto
    Example sentences
    • It is hard to believe that a year has passed since then and it is a significant milestone in her fight for life.
    • I booked him for an exhibition immediately and he has been here regularly since then.
    • My focus since then has been on removing this sort of conditioning from everyone.
    Example sentences
    • That fabric has long since been sundered and social anarchy has been the consequence.
    • Practice has long since taken its leave of policy, and speaks to it about once a year, on a bad line.
    • Many features shown are long since gone, but the maps aim to ensure they are not forgotten.
  • 2 (introducing a reason) since you can't go, can I have your ticket?
    ya que no puedes ir ¿me das tu entrada?
    I didn't call him since it was already quite late
    no lo llamé porque ya era bastante tarde
    como ya era bastante tarde, no lo llamé
    since that is not the case …
    como no es así
    puesto que no es ese el caso … [formal]


  • they've worked there (ever) since 1970
    han trabajado allí desde 1970
    since the party he's only seen her twice
    desde la fiesta solo la ha visto dos veces
    I've been living here since March
    desde marzo pasado que vivo aquí
    how long is it since your operation?
    ¿cuánto (tiempo) hace de tu operación?
    since when have you been giving the orders?
    ¿desde cuándo eres tú el que da las órdenes?


  • 1 (from then till now)
    desde entonces
    we had an argument last week and she's been very cool since
    tuvimos una discusión la semana pasada y desde entonces ha estado muy fría
    she has lived here ever since
    desde entonces que vive aquí
    … but she had since remarried
    … pero (en el ínterin) ella se había vuelto a casar
    she was sacked last year but has been reinstated since
    la despidieron el año pasado, pero más tarde fue restituida en su cargo
  • 2 (ago) long since [colloquial]
    hace mucho
    he gave up trying long since
    hace mucho que dejó de intentarlo
    they left not long since
    no hace mucho que se fueron
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.