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Pronunciation: /ˌæftərˈnuːn; ˌɑːftəˈnuːn/

Translation of afternoon in Spanish:


  • 1 (time of day) tarde (feminine) I haven't seen him all afternoon no lo he visto en toda la tarde he's taken the afternoon off se ha tomado la tarde libre he came in the afternoon vino por la tarde, vino en la tarde (Latin America/América Latina) , vino a la tarde or de tarde (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) every Saturday afternoon todos los sábados por la tarde ( or en la tarde etc) at four o'clock in the afternoon a las cuatro de la tarde good afternoon! (as greeting) ¡buenas tardes! afternoon! (as greeting) [colloquial/familiar] ¡buenas! [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • This afternoon we have bought a new sofa, a dining table and six chairs and a sideboard!
    • Most volunteers normally spend a couple of mornings, afternoons or evenings on duty each week.
    • We have a group of nurses who take it in turn weekday mornings and afternoons, also one evening a week so I can go out.
  • 2
    (as adverb/como adverbio) por las tardes, en las tardes (Latin America/América Latina) , a la or de tarde (River Plate area/Río de la Plata)

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