Translation of "minute" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˈmɪn·ɪt/ us /ˈmɪn·ət/

A1 a period of time equal to 60 seconds

It’ll take you 30 minutes to get to the airport.
She was ten minutes late for her interview.

A2 a very short period of time

I’ll be with you in a minute.
wait/just a minute

B1 used when asking someone to wait for a short time

(espera) un momento
Just a minute – I’ve left my coat in the restaurant.
at the last minute

at the latest time possible

en el último momento
The concert was cancelled at the last minute.
(at) any minute

very soon

en cualquier momento
Her train will be arriving any minute.


adjective uk /maɪˈnjuːt/ us /mɑɪˈnut/

very small

Her hands are minute.

(Translation of “minute” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈminit/

the sixtieth part of an hour; sixty seconds

It is twenty minutes to eight
The journey takes thirty minutes
a ten-minute delay.

in measuring an angle, the sixtieth part of a degree; sixty seconds

an angle of 47° 50′ (= forty-seven degrees, fifty minutes).

a very short time

Wait a minute
It will be done in a minute.

a particular point in time

At that minute, the telephone rang.

(in plural) the notes taken at a meeting recording what was said

The chairman asked for this decision to be recorded in the minutes.
minute hand noun

the larger of the two pointers on a clock or watch, which shows the time in minutes past the hour.

the minute (that)

as soon as

en el momento en que
Telephone me the minute he arrives!
to the minute

(of time) exactly; precisely

The cooking time must be correct to the minute.
up to the minute adjective

most modern or recent

de última moda

(Translation of “minute” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)