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 demoró el comienzo de las conversaciones América Latina
- 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 retrasé por el tráfico
- I don't want to delay you — no quiero entretenerte
- I wonder if there's another clause fining you if your train delays other people's trains.
- However, sometimes people are delayed for one of a whole range of reasons.
- Research indicates that stigma, shame and prejudice result in people delaying treatment and families denying that a family member may have a mental illness.
- Their existence can slow or stop an advance, delaying or even halting conflict; they can deter invasion in the first place.
- Neither trains nor traffic were delayed by the incident, although police attended the scene.
- One of the few times we were delayed by a freight train happened on this stretch.
- He advanced at a pace a bit slower than the others, delaying his advance as much as possible.
- 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.
- Fat delays stomach emptying and slows down the whole digestive process.
- To produce such interactions, slowing the rate of processing must do more than simply delay the time to reach threshold at the feature level.
- This delays plan development, slows the response to changing plans, and increases vulnerability to failure for want of adequate support.
- Their marketing consultant said the shortage was causing delays within the industry.
- First, relevant personnel were delayed by the train chaos and then I understand the equipment broke down.
- Minor modifications to the route will be necessary, but they are not expected to delay the planning process unduly.
- Mr Chairperson, I genuinely do not wish to delay things unduly but I need to be clear on this point.
- She told team bosses that she delayed her return to training too long after her Olympic triumph.
- Gaudio adapted better to courts slowed by rain, which had delayed the start of play for four hours.
- 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.
- The Federal Minister for Ageing says increased community care services are delaying the need for people to enter residential aged care.
1.2delaying present participle(action/tactics) dilatorio
- But the slower she did it, the longer she could delay what would happen next.
- PC sales have slumped this year as consumers and businesses delay purchases while economic growth slows.
- 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.
- 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.
- It slows change by allowing a resolute minority to delay - to stand athwart history shouting stop.
- 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.
- If he continues to delay paying the bill, he will have to take his seriously ill 1-year-old out of hospital.
- By slowing down the aging rate, we basically delay the onset and the progression of a whole host of mortal and debilitating diseases.
- However people with strong bones can delay and slow the process of having porous bones.
- To slow pipes from freezing, turn both hot and cold water faucets to a trickle; the continuous water flow will delay freezing.
- 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 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.
- She thought, perhaps by slowing the process down she could delay the moment when her solitude set in.
- It's not a magic bullet, but it can delay or slow the progress of the disease.
- Most governors and legislatures would rather make budget cuts or delay some of their tax cuts for now.
- One might expect that the array of windows might slow down the pulse, delaying the arrival of that beam.
- The strike was postponed after the government said it would delay making a final decision on the sale.
- The longer Congress delays in passing any tax-cut plan, the longer it will take for its effects to ripple through the economy.
- There is evidence that the onset of senility is actually delayed for those old people who live in their own homes.
2.1(defer)(payment/decision/departure) retrasar(departure/decision/payment) 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
- It cannot agree to any delay because that could mean the end of the whole project.
- 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.
- ‘We have to have somewhere to work and any further delay could see hard-won and highly talented members going elsewhere,’ he said.
- On the contrary, he told leaders that the 17 July was ‘a national commitment that cannot brook delay or manipulation’.
- Time delay and stall tactics could have another goal in mind.
- It is a time of delay and hesitation and restarts.
- 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.
- Yet all we are hearing here, in her fourth year as Minister, is all this delay and dilly-dallying and shilly-shallying.
- This causes procrastination and delay, giving the stock yet another chance and then yet another.
- ‘It is time the Government ended the dither and delay,’ he said.
- 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.
- They won't do it, now, because of this resolution and because this may be some sort of delay.
- It's important to make quick decisions when new opportunities come your way, procrastination or delay may be disastrous today.
- The Council leader, meanwhile, warns that with construction costs spiralling, every delay in starting work will see the city get less for its £10m.
- If your response is positive we shall proceed immediately without any delay.
- Still I dithered, rationalizing delay and ignorance.
- We need to step up the pace of engagement on the issues so devolved institutions can be established next year without delay.
- But one Democrat suggested delay would be a mistake.
1.2(holdup)retraso masculinodemora femenino América Latinaan hour's delay,a delay of one hour — una hora de retraso
- delays can be expected on major roads — se puede esperar embotellamientos en las principales carreteras
- what's the delay? — ¿qué estamos esperando?
- The delays in our legal system are also legendary.
- 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.
- He is anxious that the Minister would resolves all issues surrounding the delays in payment before he leaves office.
- 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 says the government will look forward to action from the banking industry to remove delays in processing cheques and other payments.
- 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.
- The council scored marks for overcoming delays in projects with a ‘well thought-out and flexible programme of scheme delivery’, according to the table.
- Having overcome the problems related to certain delays in campus construction, his priority now would be building up and utilising the intellectual infrastructure.
- 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.
- 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.
- I will be traveling this week and there may be delays in posting.
- With continuing delays in constructing the new parliament building, Ministers will be forced to look for alternative accommodation.
- There was confusion in providing instructions to the air charter company supporting the patrol, leading to delays in the arrival of some equipment.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bank transfers are prone to delays in the Christmas period as officials all over the world take a few days off.
- 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.
(extra time)aplazamiento masculinoprórroga femenino
2.2(interval)lapso masculinointervalo masculino
- 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.
- In the time domain, the signal at zero delay is purely electronic.
- A repulsive van der Waals term is slowly introduced after an initial delay of up to 80% of the original values.
- Finally, the average period of the oscillator is related to the average signal propagation delay through the test circuit.
- Then in design, you'll have to handle delays in signal propagation, circuit shape starts playing a strong role in design.
- 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.
- 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.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.