- 1.1 (esp AmL) (tardar) demoró tres horas en terminar la prueba he took o it took him three hours to complete the test 1.2 (AmL) (retrasar) [viaje/decisión] to delay
demorarse v pron
- 1.1 (AmL) (tardar cierto tiempo) ¿ya lo terminaste? ¡qué poco te demoraste! have you finished already? you didn't take very long o that didn't take you very longdemorarse
en+ inf¿cuánto te demoras en llegar hasta allá? how long does it take you to get there? 1.2 (AmL) (tardar demasiado) to be o take too long demorarse en+ infto take a long time to+ infperdón por demorarme en contestar tu carta I'm sorry I've taken o 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
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
The name of Spain's state-run post office is correos. Stamps can be bought in an estanco, although certified or express mail must be sent from a post office (estafeta or oficina de correos). Postboxes in Spain are silver with red and yellow hoops. There are also red boxes for urgent mail. In Latin America correo, in the singular, means both a post office and the mail system.