Verb «HACER» can be translated as to make or to do in Spanish:
- Ayer Rosa hizo café para sus invitados (Yestersay Rose made coffee for her guests)
- ¿Qué has hecho hoy? (What have done today?).
- Siempre hago mis deberes después de clase (I always do my homework after class).
As you can notice in the examples above it is quite an irregular verb in many tenses, so it is important you pay attention to its conjugations.
In the chart below you can see how to form the verb HACER in the main indicative tenses, but there are more irregularities, so check the full HACER conjugation in the link.
HACER much more than just TO DO in Spanish
As we have said, HACER means TO MAKE and TO DO in Spanish but, as you can see in the examples below, it is also used in many expressions. We are going to see most of them.
1. In weather phrases:
Hoy hace calor, pero no hace viento (Today’s it’s hot, but not windy).
No hizo sol en vacaciones (It wasn’t sunny on holiday).
Va a hacer frío mañana, según la radio (It will be cold tomorrow).
Click on the link to learn more Spanish expressions related to the weather.
2. In the expression hace falta “it is necessary”:
Hace falta trabajar para ganar dinero(It is necessary to work to earn some money).
No hace falta decirlo (It is not necessary to tell it).
No nos hizo falta nada (We didn’t need anything).
3. In time expression to mean “for” where the verb is in the present tense rather than in the perfect tense as in English:
Hace un mes que Carmen trabaja en una tienda/Carmen trabaja en una tienda desde hace un mes (Carmen has been working in a shop for a month).
Hace tres años que no voy de vacaciones/No voy de vacaciones desde hace tres años (I haven’t been on holidays for three years).
4. In time expression to mean “ago”:
Hace un año fuimos a San Sebastián (We went to San Sebastian a year ago).
Hace una semana terminé el curse (I finished my course a week ago).
Spanish verb HACER exercises
Now it is time to practice everything you have learned with the quizzes below. Don´t forget you can contact your tutor with any question about the verb to do in Spanish or ask for more exercises to practice HACER conjugation. Don´t you have a Spanish online tutor yet?