In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(demora)delayperdona por el retraso — I'm sorry about the delay
- viene con media hora de retraso — it's (running) half an hour late
- llevamos / tenemos un retraso de dos meses sobre el programa previsto — we're two months behind schedule
- no podemos permitir otro retraso en el proceso — we cannot allow another delay to / hold-up in the process
- cualquier retraso en el pago/la entrega de los productos — any delay in payment/delivery of the products
2(de un país)backwardness
3anticuado, malsonante despectivoPsicologíaniños con retraso mental — children with learning difficulties
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