- 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
- (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
demorarse v pron
- 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
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 deck of cards used in Spain is called the baraja francesa. The four suits are oros, copas, espadas, and bastos, corresponding to diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs. Each suit has nine numbered cards and three face cards - jack (sota), knight, and king. There is no queen.