he tardado un poco debido a la lluviaI'm a bit late because of the rain;tardamos tres horas de Granada a Córdobait 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 servirtethe service is very slow here;they take a long time to serve you here
tardó tres horas en encontrarloit took him three hours to find it;he spent three hours looking for it;tardó mucho en repararlohe took a long time to repair it
¿cuánto tardaremos en terminarlo?
vete a buscarlo, pero no tardesgo and fetch it, but don't be long;te espero a las ocho, no tardesI expect you at eight, don't be late
tardar en hacer algo
tardó en llegarit was late in arriving;tarda en hacer efectoit takes a while to take effect;it doesn't take effect immediately;no tarde usted en informarmeplease tell me as soon as you know;el público no tardó en reaccionarthe spectators were not slow o were quick to react
a más tardarat the latest
a las ocho a más tardarat eight o'clock at the latest
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