In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(reloj) slowtienes el reloj atrasado — your watch is slow
1.2(con respecto a lo esperado)estar atrasado — to be behind
- estamos atrasados en el pago del alquiler — we're behind / in arrears with the rent
- está muy atrasado en los estudios — he's really behind in his studies
- ¿que no lo sabías? estás atrasado de noticias — didn't you know? where've you been hiding? / you're behind the times
- el proyecto está atrasado — the project is behind schedule
- ¿todavía no camina? está muy atrasado para su edad — isn't he walking yet? he's very slow for his age
- el tren llegó/salió atrasado — the train arrived/left late
- no llegues atrasado — don't be late
2(acumulado, pasado)tengo mucho sueño atrasado — I have a lot of sleep to catch up on
- todas las cuotas atrasadas — all outstanding payments
- números atrasados de la publicación — back numbers of the publication
3.1(anticuado, desfasado)(ideas) old-fashionedson muy atrasados — they're very old-fashioned
3.2(país/pueblo) backwardtodavía estamos muy atrasados con respecto a otros países — we're still very backward in comparison to other countries
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