Translation of demorar in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1.1 (especialmente América Latina/especially Latin America) (tardar) [tiempo] to take demoró tres horas en terminar la prueba he took o/or it took him three hours to complete the test 1.2 (América Latina/Latin America) (retrasar) [viaje/decisión] to delay 1.3 (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) (encarcelar) to detain
verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
- (especialmente América Latina/especially Latin America) ¡no demores! don't be long! demorar
en+ infinitivo/infinitiveto take time to do sth no me esperes que voy a demorar en terminar don't wait for me because I won't be finished for a while [familiar/colloquial] demoró en hacer efecto it took some time to take effect
verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (demorarse)
- 1.1 (América Latina/Latin America) (tardar cierto tiempo) ¿ya lo terminaste? ¡qué poco te demoraste! have you finished already? you didn't take very long o/or that didn't take you very longdemorarse
en+ infinitivo/infinitive¿cuánto te demoras en llegar hasta allá? how long does it take you to get there? 1.2 (América Latina/Latin America) (tardar demasiado) to be o/or take too long demorarse en+ infinitivo/infinitiveto take a long time to+ infinitivo/infinitiveperdón por demorarme en contestar tu carta I'm sorry I've taken o/or it's taken me so long to reply to your letter se demoró en decidirse y perdió la oportunidad she took too long to make her mind up and missed her chance
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