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Translation of "wait" - English-Spanish dictionary

wait

verb   /weɪt/
A1 to stay in a place until someone or something arrives esperar I’m waiting for Harry. How long did you wait for a taxi?
can’t wait to do something informal
A2 used to say how excited you are about something that you are going to do tener muchas ganas de hacer algo I can’t wait to see him.
wait a minute, second, etc.
B1 said in order to interrupt someone, or to get their attention, or when you have suddenly thought of something important espera un minuto, segundo, etc. Now, wait a moment – I don’t agree with that.
keep someone waiting
to be late so that someone has to wait for you hacer esperar a alguien I’m sorry that I kept you waiting.
→  Phrasal verbs wait on someone
noun [no plural]   /weɪt/
the act of staying in a place until someone or something arrives or someone or something is ready for you espera We had a long wait at the airport.
(Definition of wait from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

wait

verb /weit/
(with for) to remain or stay (in the same place or without doing anything) esperar, aguardar Wait (for) two minutes (here) while I go inside I’m waiting for John (to arrive).
(with for) to expect esperar I was just waiting for that pile of dishes to fall!
(with on) to serve dishes, drinks etc (at table) servir She employed a servant to wait on her guests He waits at table.
waiter noun ( feminine waitress)
a person who serves people with food etc at table camarero; camarera She is a waitress in a café Which waiter served you in the restaurant?
waiting list noun
a list of the names of people who are waiting for something lista de espera She is on the waiting list for medical treatment.
waiting room noun
a room in which people may wait (eg at a station, doctor’s surgery etc). sala de espera
(Definition of wait from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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