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delay
British English: /dɪˈleɪ/
American English: /dəˈleɪ/

Translation of delay in German:

transitive verb

  • 1
    (postpone)
    he delayed his visit for a few weeks
    er verschob seinen Besuch einige Wochen
  • 2 (make late)
    (Ankunft, Abfahrt)
    the train has been seriously delayed
    der Zug hat beträchtliche Verspätung
  • 3
    (hinder)
    (retard) See examples:be delayed (Veranstaltung)
    verspätet od. später erfolgen

intransitive verb

noun

  • 1
    to bei
    what's the delay now?
    weshalb geht es jetzt nicht weiter?
    without delay without further delay
    ohne weitere Verzögerung
  • 2
    (Transport)
    trains are subject to delay
    es ist mit Zugverspätungen zu rechnen

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