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Translation of demorar in English:

verbo transitivo

verbo intransitivo

  • (especialmente América Latina) ¡no demores!
    don't be long!
    demorar en + infinitivo
    to take time to do something
    no me esperes que voy a demorar en terminar
    don't wait for me because I won't be finished for a while
    demoró en hacer efecto
    it took some time to take effect

also: demorarse verbo pronominal

  • 1.1 (América Latina) (tardar cierto tiempo) See examples:¿ya lo terminaste? ¡qué poco te demoraste!
    have you finished already? you didn't take very long o that didn't take you very long
    demorarse en + infinitivo¿cuánto te demoras en llegar hasta allá?
    how long does it take you to get there?
    (América Latina) (tardar demasiado)
    to be o take too long
    demorarse en + infinitivo
    to take a long time to + infinitivo
    perdón 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
Example sentences
  • Acotó que procedimientos que antes se demoraban meses ahora se harán en días.
  • Pero ¿cuánto tiempo se demoran en hacer todo esto?
  • Lamentablemente, la recuperación de las zonas devastadas demorará muchos años.

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