la tarde
-the afternoon
See the entry for tarde.


An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (delayed)
a. late
Date prisa, vamos a llegar tarde.Hurry up; we are going to be late.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
2. (time of day)
a. afternoon (from noon until sunset)
Esta tarde me voy de compras con mis amigas.I'm going shopping with my friends this afternoon.
b. evening (around sunset)
Te veré esta tarde después del trabajo.I'll see you this evening after work.
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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. (hasta las cinco)
a. afternoon
2. (después de las cinco)
a. evening
por la tardein the afternoon
buenas tardesgood afternoon
de tarde en tardefrom time to time
muy de tarde en tardevery occasionally
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
3. (general)
a. late
(demasiado) tardetoo late
ya es tarde para esoit's too late for that now
llegar tardeto be late
se está haciendo tardeit's getting late
corre, no se te vaya a hacer tardehurry or you'll be late
como muy tarde el miércolesby Wednesday at the latest
tarde o tempranosooner or later
más vale tarde que nuncabetter late than never
(gen) late; (demasiado tarde) too late
llegar tarde to be late; arrive late; ya es tarde para quejarse it's too late to complain now; se hace tarde it's getting late; se te hará tarde si no aligeras you'll be late if you don't hurry up
de tarde en tarde from time to time
más tarde later
un poco más tarde a bit later
tarde o temprano sooner or later
(primeras horas) afternoon; (últimas horas) evening
a las siete de la tarde at seven in the evening; ¡buenas tardes! good afternoon!/good evening!; tenlo listo a la tarde have it ready by the afternoon/evening
en la tarde de hoy this afternoon/evening
en la tarde del lunes on Monday afternoon/evening
por la tarde in the afternoon/evening
el domingo por la tarde on Sunday afternoon/evening
[función] de (la) tarde
de la tarde a la mañana overnight
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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