tardar

 
tardar
transitive verb
1. (to spend time) 
a. to take 
No puedo creer que tardaste dos horas en llegar. I can't believe it took you two hours to get here.
intransitive verb
2. (to take too much time) 
Si tardas, vamos a perder el tren.If you're late, we'll miss the train.
3. (to be a while) 
¿Puedo ir a la tienda, mamá? - Sí, pero no tardes.Can I go to the store, mom? - Yes, but don't be long.
tardarse
pronominal verb
4. (to take too much time) (Latin America) 
No me tardo; solo voy a comprar leche.I won't be long; I'm just going to buy milk.
¡Cómo te tardas! ¡Apúrate ya!What a long time you take! Hurry up already!
tardar
intransitive verb
1. (llevar tiempo) 
a. to take 
tardó un año en hacerloshe took a year to do it
tardó en darse cuentait took him a while o he took a while to realize
¿cuánto tardarás (en hacerlo)?how long will you be (doing it)?, how long will it take you (to do it)?
2. (retrasarse) 
a. to be late 
3. (ser lento) 
a. to be slow 
tardar en hacer algoto take a long time to do something
no tardará en llegarhe won't be long (in coming)
ahora vuelvo, no tardoI'll be back in a minute, I won't be long
no tardaron en hacerlothey were quick to do it
a más tardarat the latest
sin tardarpromptly
tardarse
pronominal verb
4. (general) 
a. no direct translation 
no me tardaréI won't be long
tardar
transitive verb
he tardado un poco debido a la lluvia I'm a bit late because of the rain; tardamos tres horas de Granada a Córdoba it took us o we took three hours to get from Granada to Córdoba; ¿cuánto se tarda? how long does it take?
aquí tardan mucho en servirte the service is very slow here; they take a long time to serve you here
tardó tres horas en encontrarlo it took him three hours to find it; he spent three hours looking for it; tardó mucho en repararlo he took a long time to repair it
¿cuánto tardaremos en terminarlo?
intransitive verb
vete a buscarlo, pero no tardes go and fetch it, but don't be long; te espero a las ocho, no tardes I expect you at eight, don't be late
tardar en hacer algo
tardó en llegar it was late in arriving; tarda en hacer efecto it takes a while to take effect; it doesn't take effect immediately; no tarde usted en informarme please tell me as soon as you know; el público no tardó en reaccionar the spectators were not slow o were quick to react
a más tardar at the latest
a las ocho a más tardar at eight o'clock at the latest
sin tardar without delay
a todo tardar at the latest
pronominal verb
tardarse (México) to be long; take a long time
no me tardo I won't be long; I won't take long
Phrases with "tardar"
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tardar en
to take...to
Examples
Verb Conjugations for tardar
PresentPreteriteImperfectConditionalFuture
yo
tardo
tardé
tardaba
tardaría
tardaré
tardas
tardaste
tardabas
tardarías
tardarás
él/ella/Ud.
tarda
tardó
tardaba
tardaría
tardará
nosotros
tardamos
tardamos
tardábamos
tardaríamos
tardaremos
vosotros
tardáis
tardasteis
tardabais
tardaríais
tardaréis
ellos/ellas/Uds.
tardan
tardaron
tardaban
tardarían
tardarán
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