Translation of moment in Spanish:


momento, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈməʊm(ə)nt//ˈmoʊmənt/


  • 1

    • 1.1(short period)

      momento masculine
      just a moment un momento
      • one moment, please un momento / un momentito, por favor
      • could I speak to you for a moment? ¿podría hablar con usted un momento?
      • doctor Davies will see you in a moment enseguida la atiende el doctor Davies
      • I'm going out to get some milk: I won't be a moment salgo a comprar leche, enseguida vuelvo
      • not for a moment ni por un instante / momento
      • I wouldn't for a moment dream of charging you ni se me ocurriría cobrarte
      • it was a moment before he spoke tardó unos instantes en empezar a hablar
      • a moment later poco después
      • a moment ago hace un momento
      • I'll fix it when I get a moment lo arreglaré cuando tenga un momento
      • to have one's moments tener sus (/ mis etc. ) buenos momentos
      • The girls giggled and spent the next few moments remembering their experiences with Paz in the past.
      • He rummaged around for a moment and returned with a pair of black pants and a light blue sleeveless top.
      • Setting aside the real world for a moment, let's return to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.
      • Reynold picked up his fork and played with his salad for a moment before replying.
      • The rebels drag one of their own back from the front, and moments later exact their revenge on the captive man.
      • Rachel disappeared for a moment, then returned with a glass of water in her hands.
      • She disappeared for a moment and returned with a towel, blanket, and a first aid kit.
      • They stood there silent for a moment, looking at each other and looking at the stars on the sky.
      • Marsha's frown returned and for a moment Thomas feared she'd go all motherly on him.
      • A bingo fan won a £20,000 jackpot prize and promptly offered to split his winnings with a woman he had only met moments earlier.
      • They each held the other's gaze for a moment, and some silent message was conveyed.
      • I looked at him blankly and for a moment a look of panic crossed his handsome features.
      • He looked away for a moment but returned to steering the cart down the dirt road.
      • I stopped for a moment in the silent air to enjoy the incredible surroundings which brought tears to my eyes.
      • He held my gaze for a moment longer before returning his focus to my grandmother.
      • After a few moments it was my turn, and I walked over behind the wall.
      • He rubbed his hand over his eyes wearily and thought for a moment before replying.
      • Take a moment now to remember the best thing that ever happened to you.
      • I had a brief moment of silent panic when I thought I'd chipped a tooth on a particularly hard bit.
      • His answer was the resolute sort that made her fall silent for a moment in contemplation.
      • Then, moments later, she turned on the radio that sat on her nightstand.
      • Wyatt stood silent for a moment, unable to anything other than stare at the duo in front of him.

    • 1.2(instant, time)

      momento masculine
      an unthinking moment un momento de descuido
      • a proud moment un momento de orgullo
      • in a moment of rage en un momento de rabia
      • at the moment (at present) en este momento
      • at that moment en ese momento
      • at this moment in time en este mismo momento
      • for the moment por el momento
      • to live for the moment vivir al momento
      • the man/woman of the moment el hombre/la mujer del momento
      • from that moment on a partir de ese momento
      • they'll be here any moment estarán aquí en cualquier momento / de un momento a otro
      • at that very moment en ese preciso instante
      • the very next moment al minuto siguiente
      • it was the wrong moment to tell her no era el momento de decírselo
      • you certainly pick your moments, don't you? tienes el don de la oportunidad ¿no?
      • from moment to moment por momentos
      • this is not the moment to bring up the subject este no es momento de sacar el tema
      • the moment of truth la hora de la verdad

    • 1.3

      as conj the moment (that) en cuanto
      • let me know the moment they arrive avísame en cuanto lleguen

  • 2

    momento masculine
    moment of inertia momento de inercia
  • 3formal

    trascendencia feminine
    importancia feminine
    this matter is of great/little moment to me este asunto es muy/muy poco importante para mí