How to Express Duration in Spanish [+4 Examples & Quiz]

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In this grammar lesson, you will learn how to express duration in Spanish.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to express duration in Spanish
  • how duration in Spanish is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on duration in Spanish
  • how you can practice with flashcards on duration in Spanish
  • how and why you should use the courses of Language Atlas to learn Spanish

By the end of the lesson, you will know all about how to express duration in Spanish!

Table of Contents

How to Express Duration in Spanish

To express duration in Spanish you do not have to use any prepositions.

Please have a look at some examples:

Me voy a la Riviera Maya unas semanas.

I’m going to the Riviera Maya for a few weeks.

¿Has estado tres días enfermo?

Have you been sick for three days? (you=tú)

You can however use por and durante to express duration in Spanish.

In general, durante is used more often in Spanish.

Vamos a estar fuera del país por un mes.

We will be out of the country for a month.

La luz se fue y hemos estado incomunicados durante una semana.

The power went out and we have been cut off for a week.

Example Sentences on How to Express Duration in Spanish

This section of the lesson on duration in Spanish is about seeing practical examples.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of duration in Spanish through examples.

Me voy a la Riviera Maya unas semanas.

I’m going to the Riviera Maya for a few weeks.

¿Has estado tres días enfermo?

Have you been sick for three days? (you=tú)

Vamos a estar fuera del país por un mes.

We will be out of the country for a month.

La luz se fue y hemos estado incomunicados durante una semana.

The power went out and we have been cut off for a week.

Quiz Yourself on Duration in Spanish

At the end of every lesson, you can do a small quiz.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

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