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Inglés americano: /dəˈleɪ/
Inglés británico: /dɪˈleɪ/

Traducción de delay en español:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (make late, hold up) this delayed the start of the talks
    esto retrasó or (in Latin America also) demoró el comienzo de las conversaciones
    the train was delayed at the station
    el tren se retrasó or (in Latin America also) se demoró en la estación
    his arrival was delayed by 24 hours
    su llegada se retrasó 24 horas
    I was delayed by the traffic
    me retrasé or (in Latin America also) me demoré por el tráfico
    I don't want to delay you
    no quiero entretenerte
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • I wonder if there's another clause fining you if your train delays other people's trains.
    • First, relevant personnel were delayed by the train chaos and then I understand the equipment broke down.
    • This delays plan development, slows the response to changing plans, and increases vulnerability to failure for want of adequate support.
    also: delaying present participle
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Most governors and legislatures would rather make budget cuts or delay some of their tax cuts for now.
    • Her ankle would take a while to heal so we decided to press, there was no point in delaying any longer than we had to.
    • The Faculty of the University recommended him for a chair of theoretical physics but the Department of Educational Affairs decided to delay confirming the post.
  • 2 2.1 (defer)
    to delay -ingwe delayed signing the contract
    retrasamos or (in Latin America also) demoramos la firma del contrato
    I delayed telling her the bad news
    pospuse el momento de darle la mala noticia
    also: delayed past participle

intransitive verb

  • don't delay, order now!
    no lo deje para mañana or (in Latin America also) no demore: haga hoy mismo su pedido
    there's no point in delaying any longer
    no tiene sentido esperar más tiempo


  • 1 1.1 uncountable (waiting) without delay and now, without further delay, I shall read out the results
    y ahora, sin más preámbulos, pasaré a leer los resultados
    1.2 countable (holdup) an hour's delay, a delay of one hour
    un retraso or (especially Latin America) una demora de una hora
    una hora de retraso or (especially Latin America) de demora
    delays can be expected on major roads
    se puede esperar embotellamientos en las principales carreteras
    what's the delay? [colloquial]
    ¿qué estamos esperando?
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Bank transfers are prone to delays in the Christmas period as officials all over the world take a few days off.
    • With continuing delays in constructing the new parliament building, Ministers will be forced to look for alternative accommodation.
    • He is anxious that the Minister would resolves all issues surrounding the delays in payment before he leaves office.
    Oraciones de ejemplo
    • Yet all we are hearing here, in her fourth year as Minister, is all this delay and dilly-dallying and shilly-shallying.
    • Any sensible Englishman does the same, knowing that the English weather most often delivers up summer in short bursts, to be enjoyed without delay or hesitation.
    • ‘It is time the Government ended the dither and delay,’ he said.

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