Quick answer
"Later" is an adverb which is often translated as "más tarde", and "finally" is an adverb which is often translated as "por fin". Learn more about the difference between "later" and "finally" below.
later(
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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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finally(
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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. (after waiting)
a. por fin
Summer is finally here.Por fin ha llegado el verano.
2. (lastly)
a. finalmente
Finally, I would like to say that I am honored to be here tonight.Finalmente, quisiera decir que es para mí un honor estar aquí esta noche.
b. por último
And finally, don't forget to add a pinch of salt.Y, por último, no olvide añadir una pizca de sal.
3. (irrevocably)
a. de forma definitiva
The press release should finally dispel the nasty rumors about the actor.El comunicado de prensa debería disipar de forma definitiva los rumores sobre el actor.
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