Spanish Verb DEMORAR: to delay

The Spanish verb demorar means 'to delay ' and is a regular Spanish AR verb.

To remember this, imagine DE MORAY eel delays his flight!

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Read on, below the DEMORAR verb table...
           to delay: demorar
Imagine DE MORAY delays his flight!
Simple Tenses demorar
él, ella, usted
ellos, ellas, ustedes

demoro demoras demora demoramos demoráis demoran

demoraba demorabas demoraba demorábamos demorabais demoraban

demoré demoraste demoró demoramos demorasteis demoron

will delay
demoraré demorarás demorará demoraremos demoraréis demorarán

would delay
demoraría demorarías demoraría demoraríamos demoraríais demorarían

may delay
demore demores demore demoremos demoréis demoren
Imperfect Subjunctive
Imperfecto de Subjuntivo

may delay
demorara demoraras demorara demoráramos demorarais demoraran
demorase demorases demorase demorásemos demoraseis demorasen
Imperative Tenses demorar

¡demora! ¡demore! ¡demoremos! ¡demorad! ¡demoren!
Negative Imperative
Imperativo Negativo

don't delay!
¡no demores! ¡no demore! ¡no demoremos! ¡no demoréis! ¡no demoren!
Compound Tenses demorar - Past Participle demorado - delayed
Present Perfect
Perfecto de Indicativo

have delayed
he demorado has demorado ha demorado hemos demorado habéis demorado han demorado
Preterit Perfect
Pretérito Anterior

had delayed
hube demorado hubiste demorado hubo demorado hubimos demorado hubisteis demorado hubieron demorado
Past Perfect

had delayed
había demorado habías demarado había demorado habíamos demorado habíais demorado habían demorado
Present Perfect Subjunctive
Presente perfecto

have delayed
haya demorado hayas demorado haya demorado hayamos demorado hayáis demorado hayan demorado
Future Perfect
Futuro Perfecto

will have delayed
habré demorado habrás demorado habrá demorado habremos demorado habréis demorado habrán demorado
Conditional Perfect
Condicional Perfecto

would have delayed
habría demorado habrías demorado habría demorado habríamos demorado habríais demorado habrían demorado

may have delayed
hubiera demorado hubieras demorado hubiera demorado hubiéramos demorado hubierais demorado hubieran demorado
hubiese demorado hubieses demorado hubiese demorado hubiésemos demorado hubieseis demorado hubiesen demorado
Progressive Tenses: Present Participle demorando - delaying
Present Progressive
Presente Progressivo

am delaying
estoy demorando estás demorando está demorando estamos demorando está demorando están demorando
Preterit Progressive

was delaying
estuve demorando estuviste demorando estuvo demorando estuvimos demorando estuvisteis demorando estuvieron demorando
Imperfect Progressive

had been delaying
estaba demorando estabas demorando estaba demorando estábamos demorando estabais demorando estaban demorando
Future Progressive
Futuro Perfecto

will be delaying
estaré demorando estarás demorando estará demorando estaremos demorando estaréis demorando estarán demorando
Conditional Progressive
Condicional perfecto

would've been delaying
estaría demorando estarías demorando estabría demorando estaríamos demorando estaríais demorando estarían demorando
Subjunctive Progressive

may've been delaying
que ~ demorando que ~ demorando que ~ demorando que ~ demorando que ~ demorando que ~ demorando
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Spanish for delay is demorar demorar can also mean: to hold up.
demorarse (vr): to be/arrive late.

Spanish for delay is demorar la demora (nf): delay, hold up, lateness; bearing, direction (nautical).
demorón (adj): slow.
ser demorón en hacer algo: to be slow in doing something.

Spanish for delay is demorar Disculpe por la demora: Sorry/pardon for the delay.
¿Cuánto se demora en pagar? How long do they take to pay?

you informal vos replaces - you, informal, singular -
- in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and also in some countries of Central America.
Sometimes it also replaces the formal singular 'Usted'.
In regular AR verbs, the conjugations remain the same as for except for the addition of accents in the following tenses:
Presente:  vos demorás
Imperativo:  ¡demorá!


  • The Spanish verb for delay demorar is an Regular AR verb.
  • Learn to conjugate demorar and it will reinforce this regular pattern.
  • Do a series of verbs every day for a month and you will have a solid knowledge of the verbs' conjugation patterns. Keep doing them with a new one every day from the Spanish Verbs List.
  • The same applies to the various patterns. Each month we feature a daily verb from one of the major pattern groups.
  • Repeating these tables aloud 10 times throughout the day will better embed the patterns into your subconscious, and your long term memory.
  • Reciting aloud is a great way for you to practice your pronunciation, and helps you to memorize the conjugations.

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