Translation of tanda in English:
nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 1 (grupo) llegó una nueva tanda de excursionistas a new group o/or party of tourists arrived la nueva tanda de alumnos the new intake of pupils tuvimos que comer en dos tandas we had to eat in two sittings el mantel lo lavo en la próxima tanda I'll wash the tablecloth with the next load cada dos minutos hay una tanda de avisos (América Latina/Latin America) every couple of minutes there's another lot o/or bunch of commercials los horneamos en dos tandas we baked them in two batches lo que se merece es una buena tanda de azotes he deserves a good thrashing
- 2 (España/Spain) (turno) turn ¿me da tanda? who's last in the line? (inglés norteamericano/American English) who's last in the queue? (inglés británico/British English)
- 3 (América Central/Central America) (México/Mexico) [familiar/colloquial] 3.1 (terreno) cactus plot 3.2 (función — de teatro) performance; (— de cine) showing, performance
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