There are 3 main translations of minute in Spanish:

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minute 1

American English: /ˈmɪnɪt/
British English: /ˈmɪnɪt/

noun

  • 1 1.1 (unit of time) seven minutes to eight
    las ocho menos siete minutos
    siete minutos para las ocho (Latin America except River Plate area)
    to the minute
    con suma precisión
    a 30-minute speech
    un discurso de 30 minutos
    two minutes' o a two-minute silence
    dos minutos de silencio
    he lives about five minutes from here
    vive a unos cinco minutos de aquí
    there's one born every minute
    ¡hay cada idiota …! [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (short period) wait a minute, I'll be with you directly
    espera un minuto or un momento, enseguida estoy contigo
    I'll do it in a minute
    espera un momento
    enseguida lo hago
    I won't be a minute
    no tardo ni un minuto
    could I see you for a minute?
    ¿puedo hablar contigo un momento?
    never for a minute have I regretted my decision
    ni por un momento he lamentado mi decisión
    one minute green's fashionable, the next nobody's wearing it
    de pronto se pone de moda el verde y al poco rato ya nadie lo usa
    you can't leave him alone for a minute
    no se lo puede dejar solo ni un minuto
    without a minute to spare
    en el último minuto
    it's just minutes to go now before the opening of the show
    solo faltan unos minutos para que comience la función
    thank goodness you're here, and not a minute too soon!
    ¡menos mal que has llegado! ¡en buena hora!
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 (instant) I enjoyed every minute of the vacation
    disfruté de las vacaciones al máximo
    it was difficult, but worth every minute
    fue difícil pero mereció la pena
    they'll be here any minute (now)
    llegarán de un momento a otro
    están al caer [colloquial]
    at this very minute
    en este preciso instante
    at the last minute
    a última hora
    to leave something to o till o until the last minute
    dejar algo para el último momento
    go to bed this minute!
    ¡vete a la cama ahora mismo or en este mismo instante!
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.4the minute (as conjunction) the minute (that) I saw the house
    en cuanto vi la casa
  • 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.

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minute 2
American English: /maɪˈn(j)ut/
British English: /mʌɪˈnjuːt/

adjective

  • 1 (very small)
    (amount)
    (object)
    Example sentences
    • 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)
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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minute 3
American English: /ˈmɪnɪt/
British English: /ˈmɪnɪt/

noun

  • 2 (of meeting) See examples: the minutes
    el acta
    to take (the) minutes
    levantar (el) acta
    (before noun) minute book

transitive verb

  • (meeting/discussion)
    levantar (el) acta de
    he asked that his dissent should be minuted
    quiso que constara en acta(s) que estaba en desacuerdo
    Example 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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