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American English: /ˈmoʊmənt/
British English: /ˈməʊm(ə)nt/

Translation of moment in Spanish:


  • 1 countable 1.1 (short period) just a moment
    un momento
    un momentito
    one moment, please
    un momento or un momentito, por favor
    could I speak to you for a moment?
    ¿podría hablar con usted un momento?
    doctor Davies will see you in a moment
    enseguida la atiende el doctor Davies
    I'm going out to get some milk: I won't be a moment
    salgo a comprar leche, enseguida vuelvo
    not for a moment
    ni por un instante or momento
    I wouldn't for a moment dream of charging you
    ni se me ocurriría cobrarte
    it was a moment before he spoke
    tardó unos instantes en empezar a hablar
    a moment later
    poco después
    a moment ago
    hace un momento
    I'll fix it when I get a moment
    lo arreglaré cuando tenga un momento
    to have one's moments
    tener sus ( or mis etc. ) buenos momentos
    Example sentences
    • I had a brief moment of silent panic when I thought I'd chipped a tooth on a particularly hard bit.
    • Setting aside the real world for a moment, let's return to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
    • He rubbed his hand over his eyes wearily and thought for a moment before replying.
    1.2 (instant, time) an unthinking moment
    un momento de descuido
    a proud moment
    un momento de orgullo
    in a moment of rage
    en un momento de rabia
    at the moment
    en este momento
    at that moment
    en ese momento
    at this moment in time [criticized]
    en este mismo momento
    for the moment to live for the moment
    vivir al momento
    the man/woman of the moment
    el hombre/la mujer del momento
    from that moment on they'll be here any moment
    estarán aquí en cualquier momento or de un momento a otro
    at that very moment
    en ese preciso instante
    the very next moment
    al minuto siguiente
    it was the wrong moment to tell her
    no era el momento de decírselo
    you certainly pick your moments, don't you? [ironic]
    tienes el don de la oportunidad ¿no? [ironic]
    from moment to moment this is not the moment to bring up the subject
    este no es momento de sacar el tema
    the moment of truth
    la hora de la verdad
    1.3the moment (that) (as conjunction) let me know the moment they arrive
    avísame en cuanto lleguen
  • 2 uncountable (Physics) moment of inertia
    Example sentences
    • The team used samarium, an element whose spin and orbital moments are opposite and vary with temperature.
    • Here's the sneaky part - we use that fact that atoms with the wrong moments are kicked out of the trap.
    • The relative size of the control surface in relation to its location also will determine the magnitude of the moments.
  • 3 uncountable (importance) [formal] this matter is of great/little moment to me
    este asunto es muy/muy poco importante para mí
    Example sentences
    • Martyrs' relics and graves seemed of little moment in a world about to be consumed by fire.
    • His diplomacy won over only the Illyrian king Genthius, whose support proved of little moment.
    • It is therefore of little moment for the affected parties and, derivatively, for social policy.
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