Learn the Spanish Present Perfect Continuous

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Spanish present perfect continuous

What is the Spanish present perfect continuous?

The Spanish present perfect continuous is used to express actions in the past but which continue in the present.

Use of the Spanish present perfect continuous

Se debe seguir la siguiente regla:

  • Pronombre personal + Verbo auxiliar Have been / Has been + Verbo terminado en ING




Positive / Positivo


We have been playing in the park for 5 hours.

He has been swimming since he was a kid.


Hemos estado jugando en el parque por 5 horas.

Él ha estado nadando desde que era un niño.


Nós temos jogado no parque por 5 horas.

Ele tem nadado desde que era menino.

Negative / Negativo


I have not been talking in the meeting.

They have not been studying English.


No he estado hablando en la reunión.

Ellos no han estado estudiando inglés.


Eu não tenho falado na reunião.

Eles não têm estudado inglês.

Question / Pregunta / Pergunta


Have you been running during the pandemic?

Yes, I have.

No, I have not.

Has the dog been sleeping on my bed?

Yes, it has.

No, it has not.


¿Has estado corriendo durante la pandemia?

Sí, lo he estado haciendo.

No, no lo he estado haciendo.

¿El perro ha estado durmiendo en mi cama?

Sí, sí lo ha estado.

No, no lo ha estado.


Você tem estado correndo durante a pandemia?

Sim, eu tenho.

Não, eu não tenho.

O cão tem dormido na minha cama?

Sim, ele tem.

Não, ele não tem.

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