There are 2 translations of instant in Spanish:

instant1

Pronunciation: /ˈɪnstənt/

adj

  • 1 1.1 (immediate) [success/results] instantáneo, inmediato; [relief] instantáneo, en el acto she took an instant dislike to him le cayó mal desde el primer momento instant death muerte (feminine) instantánea or en el acto an instant reply una respuesta inmediata instant pictures instantáneas (feminine plural) instant credit crédito (masculine) inmediato or instantáneo instant gratification gratificación (feminine) or satisfacción inmediata
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    • The proposed Employment Law Reform Bill will change the requirement for instant dismissal in the case of serious misconduct.
    • However, in some cases, instant dismissal may be justified if the conduct of the employee is serious and wilful.
    • He demanded that million dollar severance payments be banned and that directors of large companies be made liable to instant dismissal.
    1.2 [Cookery/Cocina] [coffee/mashed potatoes] instantáneo
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    • A heap of Scottish mince with instant pasta and cartoned passata can pass for lasagne.
    • Foods with high GI include white bread, potatoes, instant rice, and cornflakes.
    • The inflation rate edged up in December as a result of higher prices of key consumer products such as vegetable oil, soybean oil, and instant food.
  • 2 (British English/inglés británico) [Correspondence/Correspondencia] [formal] (after noun/detrás del nombre) in your letter of the 5th instant en su carta del 5 del corriente or (in Spain also/en España también) de los corrientes [formal], en su carta del 5 presente (Chile, Mexico/Chile, México) [formal]

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Mossos d'Esquadra is the name of the police force of the Catalan autonomous region. It has a wide range of responsibilities but the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional also operate in Catalonia.

There are 2 translations of instant in Spanish:

instant2

n

  • 1.1 (precise moment) instante (masculine) come here this instant! ¡ven aquí en este mismo instante or ahora mismo! at that (very) instant en ese (mismo) instante or momento (as conjunction/como conjunción) the instant (that) the bell rang, everyone rushed out en cuanto sonó el timbre or no bien sonó el timbre, todos salieron precipitadamente let me know the instant he arrives avíseme en cuanto llegue or no bien llegue
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    • The day has to be right for this, and the evening perfectly balanced, but it's worth waiting for the precise instant of stillness before the stars come out and the pond is just a pond once more.
    • At the precise instant that both boys entered the astounding world of 3 - D, they emitted low moans of amazement.
    • There is not enough bran in this book, not enough of the tangible grit of reality, happening at a specific instant in a precise place.
    1.2 (short time) momento (masculine), instante (masculine) in an instant en un momento or instante for an instant I thought it was him por un instante pensé que era él not an instant too soon justo a tiempo
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    • But take to the practice field of the Calgary Rockies women's contact football team and thoughts of genteel femininity disappear in an instant.
    • ‘I would like to think they would not make that mistake,’ he warned, the friendly smile disappearing for an instant.
    • But when the children began to read the names, two years disappeared in an instant.

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Word of the day casquillo
m
case …
Cultural fact of the day

Mossos d'Esquadra is the name of the police force of the Catalan autonomous region. It has a wide range of responsibilities but the Guardia Civil and Policía Nacional also operate in Catalonia.