There are 2 translations of delay in Spanish:

delay1

Pronunciation: /dɪˈleɪ/

vt

  • 1 1.1 (make late, hold up) retrasar, demorar (esp AmL) this delayed the start of the talks esto retrasó or (AmL tb) demoró el comienzo de las conversaciones the train was delayed at the station el tren se retrasó or (AmL 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 (AmL tb) me demoré por el tráfico I don't want to delay you no quiero entretenerte
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    • 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.
    1.2
    (delaying pres p)
    [action/tactics] dilatorio
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    • 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) [departure/decision/payment] retrasar, demorar (AmL) to delay -ing we delayed signing the contract retrasamos or (AmL tb) demoramos la firma del contrato I delayed telling her the bad news pospuse el momento de darle la mala noticia 2.2
    (delayed past p)
    [effect/reaction] retardado

vi

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

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Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 2 translations of delay in Spanish:

delay2

n

  • 1 1.1 u (waiting) tardanza (f), dilación (f), demora (f) (esp AmL) without delay sin tardanza or dilación, sin demora (esp AmL) and now, without further delay, I shall read out the results y ahora, sin más preámbulos, pasaré a leer los resultados
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    • 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 c (holdup) retraso (m), demora (f) (esp AmL) an hour's delay, a delay of one hour un retraso or (esp AmL) una demora de una hora, una hora de retraso or (esp AmL) de demora delays can be expected on major roads se puede esperar embotellamientos en las principales carreteras what's the delay? [colloquial/familiar] ¿qué estamos esperando?
  • 2 c 2.1 (extra time) [Law] aplazamiento (m), prórroga (f) 2.2 (interval) lapso (m), intervalo (m)
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    • 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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    • Finally, the average period of the oscillator is related to the average signal propagation delay through the test circuit.
    • Then in design, you'll have to handle delays in signal propagation, circuit shape starts playing a strong role in design.
    • The modified write inhibit threshold essentially facilitates an acceptable delay in activating a write inhibit signal.

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Word of the day lámpara
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Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.