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Llevar: Shades of time

Meanwhile, in New York City, we catch up with Skampida's Gustavo and David on camera. They tell us what they've been up to:

llevamos cuatro meses in New York City...

"
we've been in New York City for four months"


[Caption 5, Skampida > Gustavo y David]

llevamos ocho años tocando...

"we've been playing for eight years..."


[Caption 10, Skampida > Gustavo y David]

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You probaby know that the verb llevar means "to carry." But it has many other shades of meaning, one of which indicates the passage of time. Here are a couple more examples of llevar in this context:

 

¿Cuánto tiempo llevas aquí?

"How long have you been here?"

 

Llevo seis horas esperando

"I've been waiting six hours"

Note that you could substitute "haber estado," as in "to have been," to arrive at approximately the same meaning as llevar.
 

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