Expressing Duration in Spanish

Spanish terms for telling how long something lasts.

Whether an even lasted a minute, a day, a week, or has been in a limbo for years, here are all the Spanish terms you need to name how long exactly something lasted. Click on the English phrase for more information about the pronunciation and usage comments for the Spanish words if available.

Spanish phrase        English translation
¿Cuánto tiempo dura? How long does it take?
Han transcurrido tres años desde entonces. Three years have passed since then.

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