Quick answer
"Tarda" is a form of "tardar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to take". "Dura" is an adjective which is often translated as "hot". Learn more about the difference between "dura" and "tarda" below.
dura
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (feminine)
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(very attractive)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. hot
Esa mujer allá está bien dura. - Oye, respeto, mano. ¡Es mi hermana!That woman over there is super hot. - Hey, show some respect, man. That's my sister!
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
2.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(impressive person)
Regionalism used in Puerto Rico
(Puerto Rico)
a. badass
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
A word or phrase that is crude, indecent, and generally rejected by society (e.g. fuck).
(vulgar)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Xiomara es una dura tocando la guitarra. Deberíamos de ir a verla tocar este fin de semana.Xiomara is a badass at the guitar. We should go see her play this weekend.
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tardar(
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dahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
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.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to take too much time)
a. to be late
Si tardas, vamos a perder el tren.If you're late, we'll miss the train.
3. (to be a while)
a. to be long
¿Puedo ir a la tienda, mamá? - Sí, pero no tardes.Can I go to the store, Mom? - Yes, but don't be long.
tardarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to take too much time)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. to be long
No me tardo; solo voy a comprar leche.I won't be long; I'm just going to buy milk.
b. to take a long time
¡Cómo te tardas! ¡Apúrate ya!You're taking such a long time! Hurry up already!
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