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

Traducción de delay en español:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (make late, hold up)
    demorar (esp (Latin America) )
    this delayed the start of the talks
    esto retrasó or ( (Latin America) tb) demoró el comienzo de las conversaciones
    the train was delayed at the station
    el tren se retrasó or ( (Latin America) tb) 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 ( (Latin America) tb) 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)
    demorar (Latin America)
    to delay -ingwe delayed signing the contract
    retrasamos or ( (Latin America) tb) 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

  • demorar (esp (Latin America) )
    don't delay, order now!
    no lo deje para mañana or ( (Latin America) tb) 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)
    tardanza (feminine)
    dilación (feminine)
    demora (feminine) (esp (Latin America) )
    without delay
    sin tardanza or dilación
    sin demora (esp (Latin America) )
    and now, without further delay, I shall read out the results
    y ahora, sin más preámbulos, pasaré a leer los resultados
    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.
    1.2 countable (holdup)
    demora (feminine) (esp (Latin America) )
    an hour's delay, a delay of one hour
    un retraso or (esp (Latin America) ) una demora de una hora
    una hora de retraso or (esp (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.

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