- 1 1.1 (unit of time) seven minutes to eightlas ocho menos siete minutosto the minute
siete minutos para las ocho (Latin America except River Plate area)con suma precisióna 30-minute speechun discurso de 30 minutostwo minutes' o a two-minute silencedos minutos de silenciohe lives about five minutes from herevive a unos cinco minutos de aquíthere's one born every minute¡hay cada idiota …! [colloquial]Example sentences1.2 (short period) wait a minute, I'll be with you directly
espera un minuto or un momento, enseguida estoy contigoI'll do it in a minuteespera un momentoI won't be a minute
- Use different units: months, weeks and days, even hours, minutes and seconds.
- Keighley had to play the first ten minutes of the second period with only 14 men.
- Gavin Chapman came in with an overall time of four hours, twenty five minutes and nine seconds.
enseguida lo hagono tardo ni un minutocould I see you for a minute?¿puedo hablar contigo un momento?never for a minute have I regretted my decisionni por un momento he lamentado mi decisiónone minute green's fashionable, the next nobody's wearing itde pronto se pone de moda el verde y al poco rato ya nadie lo usayou can't leave him alone for a minuteno se lo puede dejar solo ni un minutowithout a minute to spareen el último minutoit's just minutes to go now before the opening of the showsolo faltan unos minutos para que comience la funciónthank goodness you're here, and not a minute too soon!¡menos mal que has llegado! ¡en buena hora!Example sentences1.3 (instant) I enjoyed every minute of the vacation
disfruté de las vacaciones al máximoit was difficult, but worth every minutefue difícil pero mereció la penathey'll be here any minute (now)llegarán de un momento a otroat this very minute
- Think about the bit in the brackets for a minute.
- Well, let's get to Mohamed Atta for a minute because you mentioned him as well.
- And then, once they'd turned their backs for a minute to do something else, we could see my pizza catch fire and eventually blacken to a cinder.
están al caer [colloquial]en este preciso instanteat the last minutea última horato leave something to o till o until the last minutedejar algo para el último momentogo to bed this minute!¡vete a la cama ahora mismo or en este mismo instante!Example sentences1.4the minute (as conjunction) the minute (that) I saw the house
en cuanto vi la casa
- It is amazing that your life can turn in an instant, one minute enjoying a social event, the next lying face down in the gutter, or in a cell somewhere.
- One minute you're angry and the next minute you're happy.
- 2 (of arc)Example sentences
- To have any chance of affecting a pilot's vision, a would-be terrorist would have to be capable of keeping the beam pointed to an accuracy of 3 minutes of arc, one-tenth the diameter of a Full Moon.
- He had just invented a new instrument: a prototype sextant with arms nearly six feet in length and a scale graduated to single minutes of arc.
- But Kepler found a discrepancy of eight minutes of arc between the observed and predicted positions of the planet.
- 1 (very small)(amount)
- Resuscitation may have dislodged it and allowed minute food particles to pass into the lower respiratory tract.
- Nothing whatsoever, not even the most minute particle, exists independently or permanently on its own.
- Saudi Arabia has more Red Sea coastline than any other nation, yet only a minute fraction is accessible to divers.
- 2 (detailed) (before noun)(scrutiny/examination/care)
- His winning is no longer a story, his losing guarantees him a hard time and minute analysis of everything from his serve to his choice of coach.
- The small percipient eyes are screwed up, and wrinkled from his repeated minute scrutinies.
- The pair had camped in the video room for most of the night, watching the security tapes with minute scrutiny.
- (meeting/discussion)he asked that his dissent should be minuted
levantar (el) acta dequiso que constara en acta(s) que estaba en desacuerdoExample sentences
- Incredibly, not a single meeting is minuted, and no recordings are made.
- As the meeting was not minuted, I wrote a letter to you after this meeting to ensure that there would be no misunderstanding.
- I don't recall who asked the question, or if the meeting was properly minuted, but the response was that the traffic model showed that Staverton would be a ‘pinch-point somewhere that drivers would avoid’.
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