There are 2 translations of now in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /naʊ/


  • 1 1.1 (at this time) ahora I feel better now ahora me siento mejor the suspect is now leaving the building ahora or en este momento el sospechoso sale del edificio they've all gone home now ya se han ido todos a casa you can come in now ya puedes entrar it won't be long now before we're there ya falta poco para llegar they'll be here any minute now en cualquier momento llegan, están al caer [colloquial/familiar] now is the time to decide este es el momento de decidir now's your chance esta es tu oportunidad
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    • In my world view, this life we are living right now is all we have, and thus every moment of it should be enjoyed.
    • So it seems right now that we are in a moment when the future is still unborn and the past is not quite dead.
    • I am not interested in coaching at the moment, and can't say right now if I ever will be.
    1.2 (at that time) now was the moment they'd been waiting for ese era el momento que habían estado esperando it was now too late to change ya era demasiado tarde para cambiar 1.3 (nowadays, in those days) divorce is a lot easier now hoy en día or ahora es mucho más fácil divorciarse food is/was now scarce ahora escasea/para entonces ya escaseaba la comida 1.4 (in phrases/en locuciones) (every) now and then o again de vez en cuando for now por ahora, por el momento now … , now … (showing alternation) de repente … , de repente …, ora … , ora … [literary/literario]
  • 2 2.1 (at once, immediately) ahora (mismo) ready? now! ¿listos? ¡ya! it's now or never! ¡ahora o nunca! 2.2 (in phrases/en locuciones) just now he left just now acaba de irse he's talking to a client just now en este momento está hablando con un cliente right now (immediately) inmediatamente, ahora mismo (at present) ahora mismo, en este momento
  • 3 (to follow that) ahora what shall I do now? ¿ahora qué hago? and now for a well-earned rest y ahora un merecido descanso
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    • Go through this and a wide tarmac lane is now followed straight ahead for the next half a mile or so all the way back to Disley.
    • City of York Council must now go directly to the people of York, and ask them which system they want to see.
    • Much of the company's effort will now be directed towards trying to retain the franchise.
  • 4 (in the circumstances) ahora I could never trust her now ahora ya no podría tenerle confianza
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    • Her condition has deteriorated recently, and she now struggles to walk up stairs.
    • How long that majority will remain in current circumstances must now be open to doubt.
    • I can see their expression and hear their tone of voice now, clear as anything.
  • 5 5.1 (showing length of time) ya we've been living here for 40 years now ya hace 40 años que vivimos aquí, llevamos 40 años viviendo aquí 5.2 (after prep) he'd have called before now ya habría llamado I'd always thought it impossible before now hasta ahora había pensado que era imposible the work should have been completed long before now ya hace tiempo que debería haberse terminado el trabajo between now and Friday de aquí al viernes she should be here by now ya debería estar aquí the by now furious customer said that … el cliente, que a estas alturas ya estaba furioso, dijo que … starting from now a partir de ahora, de ahora en adelante 100 years from now dentro de 100 años from now on(ward) a partir de ahora, de ahora en adelante (up) until o till now, up to now hasta ahora
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    • It's down for an unprecedented length of time now and it's keeping people away from our centre.
    • You've been awake for four seconds now and already your frame of reference has vanished.
    • It's been a disgrace for three or four years now and the residents and people who have to use it deserve better.
  • 6 6.1 (indicating pause, transition) now, who's next? bueno ¿ahora a quién le toca? now, the reason we've done this is … ahora or bueno, la razón por la cual hemos hecho esto es … 6.2 (introducing statement or question) now that's what I call real food! ¡eso sí que es comida como Dios manda! now where did I put my book? ¿dónde habré puesto el libro? 6.3 (emphasizing command, request, warning, advice) now look here! ¡espera un momento! now are you coming or not? bueno ¿vienes o no? don't get me wrong, now! no me vayas a malinterpretar now, you mustn't get upset vamos, no te pongas así 6.4 (in phrases/en locuciones) now, now ¡vamos, vamos! now then now then, what's going on here? vamos a ver ¿qué es lo que pasa aquí? now then! be careful how you talk to me ¡cuidadito or [colloquial/familiar] ojo cómo me hablas! now then, if we're all here, let's start bueno, si estamos todos, vamos a empezar


  • now (that) ahora que now (that) it's stopped raining, we can go out ahora que ha parado de llover, podemos salir


  • 1.1 (present) (before noun/delante del nombre) actual 1.2 (up-to-date) [colloquial/familiar] [styles/sounds] del momento, en onda [colloquial/familiar]

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