Quick answer
"Later on" is a phrase which is often translated as "más tarde", and "then" is an adverb which is often translated as "entonces". Learn more about the difference between "later on" and "then" below.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
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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then(
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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. (in that case)
a. entonces
If you eat healthy food, then you won't get sick.Si comes comida sana, entonces no te enfermarás.
2. (at that moment)
a. entonces
Make sure to finish your work by then.Asegúrate de terminar tu trabajo para entonces.
3. (next)
a. luego
Now it's my turn, then yours.Ahora es mi turno, luego el tuyo.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
4. (at that time)
a. entonces
When I was a teenager, the then president visited my parents' restaurant.Cuando era menor, el entonces presidente visitó el restaurante de mis padres.
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