Quick answer
"Wait" is an intransitive verb which is often translated as "esperar", and "waiting" is a noun which is often translated as "la espera". Learn more about the difference between "wait" and "waiting" below.
wait(
weyt
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to hold on)
a. esperar
I'm waiting for him to get out of his meeting so we can eat.Estoy esperando que salga de su reunión para que podamos comer.
2. (to postpone)
a. esperar
That can wait. This is more important.Eso puede esperar. Esto es más importante.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (delay)
a. la espera
(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).
Bowling is fun but the wait to get a lane is unbearable.Los bolos son divertidos, pero la espera para conseguir una pista es insoportable.
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waiting(
weyd
-
ihng
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (in the act of waiting)
a. la espera
(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).
Waiting is the hardest part.La espera es la parte más difícil.
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