Quick answer
"Wait for" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "esperar", and "action" is a noun which is often translated as "la acción". Learn more about the difference between "wait for" and "action" below.
wait for
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to await)
a. esperar
Go get the milk. I'll wait for you here.Anda a comprar la leche. Te espero aquí.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
2. (imperative)
a. espera
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Wait for me! I'll be there soon!¡Espérame! ¡Llegaré dentro de poco!
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action(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (activity)
a. la acción
(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).
Enough talk. I'm ready for some action.Basta de hablar. Estoy lista para la acción.
b. la práctica
(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).
(plan or idea)
It's a good opportunity to put my ideas into action.Es una buena oportunidad para poner mis ideas en práctica.
2. (deed)
a. el acto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You're now an adult and therefore responsible for your actions.Ahora eres ya un adulto y, por lo tanto, responsable de tus actos.
3. (steps)
a. las medidas
(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).
The action taken by the government proved to be ineffective.Las medidas adoptadas por el gobierno resultaron ser ineficaces.
b. la actuación
(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).
The situation demanded immediate action by the police.La situación requería una actuación policial inmediata.
4. (plot)
a. la acción
(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).
The action of the film was set in Rome.La acción de la película transcurría en Roma.
5. (military)
a. la acción
(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).
They took military action against several of their neighboring countries.Emprendieron acciones militares contra varios de los países vecinos.
b. la intervención
(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).
Military action in a foreign country is always a controversial matter.La intervención militar en un país extranjero es siempre un tema controvertido.
6. (legal)
a. la acción
(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).
We will take legal action against anyone spreading false information.Emprenderemos una acción judicial en contra de todo el que divulgue información falsa.
7. (operation)
a. el funcionamiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Press the button to make the action stop.Pulsa el botón para detener el funcionamiento.
8. (device)
a. el mecanismo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The action of the watch is very complex.El mecanismo del reloj es muy complejo.
9. (physics)
a. la acción
(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).
Every action produces an equal but opposite reaction.Toda acción produce una reacción igual y opuesta.
10. (chemistry)
a. el efecto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The action of the drug on the nervous system is still unknown.Todavía se desconoce el efecto del medicamento en el sistema nervioso.
11.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(exciting activity)
a. la marcha
(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).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I was looking for some action but everything was closed.Iba en busca de marcha, pero todo estaba cerrado.
12. (gesture)
a. el gesto
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Each action or movement was an effort for her.Cualquier gesto o movimiento le suponía un gran esfuerzo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
13. (to take action on)
a. poner en práctica
Your advice has been actioned.Tus consejos han sido puestos en práctica.
b. poner en marcha
The plan was actioned early last year.El plan se puso en marcha a principios del pasado año.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
14. (cinema)
a. la acción
(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).
Lights, camera, action!Luces, cámara, ¡acción!
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