Quick answer
"Overdue" is an adjective which is often translated as "vencido", and "due" is an adjective which is often translated as "pagadero". Learn more about the difference between "overdue" and "due" below.
overdue
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (unpaid)
a. vencido
The country has paid $900 million in overdue interest on its foreign debt.El país pagó 900 millones de dólares de intereses vencidos de su deuda externa.
b. atrasado
I spend a lot of time chasing up overdue payments from clients.Dedico mucho tiempo a reclamar pagos atrasados de los clientes.
2. (that should have been done before)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
A reform of the health service is long overdue.Hace tiempo que deberían haber reformado el servicio de salud pública.
I'm overdue for a vacation. Why don't we go away somewhere?Hace tiempo que debía tomarme una vacación. ¿Por qué no nos vamos a alguna parte?
3. (having exceeded the loan period)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I have an overdue library book I need to take back.Tengo un libro de la biblioteca cuyo plazo de préstamo ya venció y necesito devolverlo.
If the book is overdue you will have to pay a fine.Si venció el plazo de préstamo, tendrás que pagar una multa.
4. (related to pregnancy)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
She's already two weeks overdue, and may have to have a cesarean.Debería haber dado a luz hace dos semanas, y es posible que tengan que practicarle una cesárea.
The baby's ten days overdue, but Sandra's doing fine.El bebé tenía que haber nacido hace diez días, pero Sandra está muy bien.
5. (delayed)
a. retrasado
The airport shuttle was overdue, so we missed our flight to Los Cabos.El transporte al aeropuerto llegó retrasado, por lo que perdimos nuestro vuelo a Los Cabos.
b. de retraso
The train was 20 minutes overdue and I was going to miss my connection.El tren iba con 20 minutos de retraso e iba a perder mi conexión.
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due(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (payable)
a. pagadero
The bill is due in a couple of days.La factura es pagadera en un par de días.
b. adeudado (amount)
The amount due is $150.La cantidad adeudada es 150 dólares.
2. (used to talk about a deadline)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The math project is due by the end of this week.Tenemos que entregar el trabajo de matemáticas a final de esta semana como muy tarde.
When is the translation due?¿Cuándo acaba el plazo para entregar la traducción?
3. (scheduled)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The baby is due in mid-October.Esperamos al bebé para mediados de octubre.
The train is due in half an hour.El tren llegará en media hora.
4. (appropriate)
a. debido
With all due respect, I think that's a very bad idea.Con el debido respeto, creo que esa es una muy mala idea.
5. (having earned)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He is due a full month's salary.Se le debe el sueldo de un mes.
It would take another year to earn the recognition she was due.Tardaría otro año en recibir el reconocimiento que merecía.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (exactly)
a. directamente
We headed due east.Pusimos rumbo directamete al este.
b. justo
The museum is due south of the river.El museo está justo al sur del río.
dues
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
7. (subscription)
a. la cuota
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I'm not sure if I have paid the member dues this year.No estoy seguro de haber pagado la cuota de socio este año.
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