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(make late, hold up)retrasardemorar América Latinathis delayed the start of the talks — esto retrasó el comienzo de las conversaciones
- the train was delayed at the station — el tren se retrasó en la estación
- his arrival was delayed by 24 hours — su llegada se retrasó 24 horas
- I was delayed by the traffic — me demoré por el tráfico
- I don't want to delay you — no quiero entretenerte
- One of the few times we were delayed by a freight train happened on this stretch.
- Mr Chairperson, I genuinely do not wish to delay things unduly but I need to be clear on this point.
- Minor modifications to the route will be necessary, but they are not expected to delay the planning process unduly.
- This delays plan development, slows the response to changing plans, and increases vulnerability to failure for want of adequate support.
- Can I, at the risk of unduly delaying you on this, point to some particular features of the transcript that trouble me?
- Another reason clients like contingency fees is because they know that lawyers will not unduly delay the case.
- The Federal Minister for Ageing says increased community care services are delaying the need for people to enter residential aged care.
- To produce such interactions, slowing the rate of processing must do more than simply delay the time to reach threshold at the feature level.
- Their marketing consultant said the shortage was causing delays within the industry.
- However, sometimes people are delayed for one of a whole range of reasons.
- First, relevant personnel were delayed by the train chaos and then I understand the equipment broke down.
- He advanced at a pace a bit slower than the others, delaying his advance as much as possible.
- She told team bosses that she delayed her return to training too long after her Olympic triumph.
- I wonder if there's another clause fining you if your train delays other people's trains.
- Research indicates that stigma, shame and prejudice result in people delaying treatment and families denying that a family member may have a mental illness.
- Any delays in getting the first of their products to markets will slow down the rate of sales, further delaying its uptake and eventual profitability.
- Neither trains nor traffic were delayed by the incident, although police attended the scene.
- Gaudio adapted better to courts slowed by rain, which had delayed the start of play for four hours.
- Their existence can slow or stop an advance, delaying or even halting conflict; they can deter invasion in the first place.
- Fat delays stomach emptying and slows down the whole digestive process.
1.2delaying present participle(action/tactics) dilatorio
- However people with strong bones can delay and slow the process of having porous bones.
- If she marries at 21, she will receive a bonus of Rs 2,000 and for every year she delays, she will get an extra reward of Rs 500.
- Following a healthy lifestyle throughout life is the best way to delay the onset of osteoporosis, and slow the rate at which your bones become brittle.
- With the simple word she nodded and kissed my forehead, lingering to delay the inevitable.
- The longer Congress delays in passing any tax-cut plan, the longer it will take for its effects to ripple through the economy.
- PC sales have slumped this year as consumers and businesses delay purchases while economic growth slows.
- One might expect that the array of windows might slow down the pulse, delaying the arrival of that beam.
- She thought, perhaps by slowing the process down she could delay the moment when her solitude set in.
- Most governors and legislatures would rather make budget cuts or delay some of their tax cuts for now.
- The indirect impact on the banks arises from the changes in capital allowances, which are expected to delay capital investment and therefore slow the rate of growth in loan demand.
- But the slower she did it, the longer she could delay what would happen next.
- There is evidence that the onset of senility is actually delayed for those old people who live in their own homes.
- To slow pipes from freezing, turn both hot and cold water faucets to a trickle; the continuous water flow will delay freezing.
- By slowing down the aging rate, we basically delay the onset and the progression of a whole host of mortal and debilitating diseases.
- Her ankle would take a while to heal so we decided to press, there was no point in delaying any longer than we had to.
- It's not a magic bullet, but it can delay or slow the progress of the disease.
- The strike was postponed after the government said it would delay making a final decision on the sale.
- The Faculty of the University recommended him for a chair of theoretical physics but the Department of Educational Affairs decided to delay confirming the post.
- If he continues to delay paying the bill, he will have to take his seriously ill 1-year-old out of hospital.
- It slows change by allowing a resolute minority to delay - to stand athwart history shouting stop.
2.1(defer)(departure/payment/decision) retrasar(departure/payment/decision) demorar América Latinato delay -ing
- we delayed signing the contract — demoramos la firma del contrato
- I delayed telling her the bad news — pospuse el momento de darle la mala noticia
2.2delayed past participle(effect/reaction) retardado
1tardardemorar América Latinadon't delay, order now! — no demore: haga hoy mismo su pedido América Latina
- there's no point in delaying any longer — no tiene sentido esperar más tiempo
1.1(waiting)tardanza femeninodilación femeninodemora femenino América Latinawithout delay — sin demora América Latina
- and now, without further delay, I shall read out the results — y ahora, sin más preámbulos, pasaré a leer los resultados
- He said that he was confident the new committee, established with the assistance of retired consultants, would allow the matter to be resolved without any further delay.
- It is a time of delay and hesitation and restarts.
- But one Democrat suggested delay would be a mistake.
- We need to step up the pace of engagement on the issues so devolved institutions can be established next year without delay.
- ‘It is time the Government ended the dither and delay,’ he said.
- This causes procrastination and delay, giving the stock yet another chance and then yet another.
- The Council leader, meanwhile, warns that with construction costs spiralling, every delay in starting work will see the city get less for its £10m.
- They won't do it, now, because of this resolution and because this may be some sort of delay.
- On the contrary, he told leaders that the 17 July was ‘a national commitment that cannot brook delay or manipulation’.
- Any sensible Englishman does the same, knowing that the English weather most often delivers up summer in short bursts, to be enjoyed without delay or hesitation.
- It cannot agree to any delay because that could mean the end of the whole project.
- Yet all we are hearing here, in her fourth year as Minister, is all this delay and dilly-dallying and shilly-shallying.
- It's important to make quick decisions when new opportunities come your way, procrastination or delay may be disastrous today.
- If your response is positive we shall proceed immediately without any delay.
- Time delay and stall tactics could have another goal in mind.
- ‘We have to have somewhere to work and any further delay could see hard-won and highly talented members going elsewhere,’ he said.
- These are the sort of ‘refugees’ Government is deeply concerned about and wants to flush out with undue delay so that they can face the law for their uncouth activities.
- Indecision and inaction can lead to bigger problems in business so avoid procrastination and delay.
- Still I dithered, rationalizing delay and ignorance.
1.2(holdup)retraso masculinodemora femenino América Latinaan hour's delay,a delay of one hour — un retraso de una hora
- delays can be expected on major roads — se puede esperar embotellamientos en las principales carreteras
- what's the delay? — ¿qué estamos esperando?
- Several surgeries have yet to start the flu vaccination programme, which runs from October 1 until December, due to delays in deliveries and a recall from the main supplier.
- But he admitted that in a few areas polling started two hours late because of delays in the delivery of election forms due to bad weather.
- Having overcome the problems related to certain delays in campus construction, his priority now would be building up and utilising the intellectual infrastructure.
- It says the government will look forward to action from the banking industry to remove delays in processing cheques and other payments.
- We are committed to making sure that all programmes go on air so we cannot afford for any delays in the relocation - we cannot go off air.
- The delays in our legal system are also legendary.
- Bank transfers are prone to delays in the Christmas period as officials all over the world take a few days off.
- The council scored marks for overcoming delays in projects with a ‘well thought-out and flexible programme of scheme delivery’, according to the table.
- There was confusion in providing instructions to the air charter company supporting the patrol, leading to delays in the arrival of some equipment.
- One in seven children have delayed development in speech and language and children with untreated delays in speech and language are at increased risk of developing literacy problems.
- Dyslexia is a language disability, characterised by significant delays in one or more areas of learning process in a child of normal or above-normal intelligence.
- It was paramedics concerned at the possibility of even greater delays in ambulances dealing with rural emergencies who provided them with the internal document setting out the changes.
- The document contained a brief description of the facts of the case and expressed concern about the numerous delays in the hearings, and violations of the human rights of the accused.
- An administrative oversight resulted in delays in updating the parking permit system, causing many residents to be overcharged for the renewal of their permits in December.
- I will be traveling this week and there may be delays in posting.
- He is anxious that the Minister would resolves all issues surrounding the delays in payment before he leaves office.
- With continuing delays in constructing the new parliament building, Ministers will be forced to look for alternative accommodation.
(extra time)aplazamiento masculinoprórroga femenino
2.2(interval)lapso masculinointervalo masculino
- The echo is heard on the VoIP phone: the caller on the analog line hears only a normal side tone, because there are no signal delays.
- The modified write inhibit threshold essentially facilitates an acceptable delay in activating a write inhibit signal.
- A related experiment involves time delays of radio signals of interplanetary probes as they pass behind the Sun.
- Finally, the average period of the oscillator is related to the average signal propagation delay through the test circuit.
- A repulsive van der Waals term is slowly introduced after an initial delay of up to 80% of the original values.
- The only weird thing I've found is that digital radio has a couple of seconds' delay, so if you move between two rooms with the radio on, you get a sense of déjà écouté.
- In the time domain, the signal at zero delay is purely electronic.
- Then in design, you'll have to handle delays in signal propagation, circuit shape starts playing a strong role in design.
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