Quick answer
"Later on" is a phrase which is often translated as "más tarde", and "later" is an adverb which is also often translated as "más tarde". Learn more about the difference between "later on" and "later" below.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
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1. (afterward)
a. más tarde
We just got back from the movies, and we're going to the park later on.Acabamos de regresar del cine, y más tarde vamos al parque.
b. más adelante
Remember your questions. There will be time to ask them later on.Recuerden sus preguntas. Habrá tiempo para hacerlas más adelante.
c. después
Don't worry about dinner. I'll make it later on.No se preocupen por la cena. Yo la hago después.
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An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (at a future time)
a. más tarde
Let's go later. I'm too tired now.Vayamos más tarde. Ahora estoy muy cansada.
b. después
I realized later that I left my keys at home.Me di cuenta después que había dejado las llaves en casa.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
2. (the one after)
a. posterior
I had to take a later flight because the meeting was postponed.Tuve que tomar un vuelo posterior porque habían aplazado la reunión.
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