In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(after correct, scheduled time)she apologized for the late start of the show — pidió disculpas por el retraso con el que comenzó el espectáculo
- the late arrival/departure of the train — el retraso en la llegada/salida del tren
- late applications will not be accepted — no se aceptarán las solicitudes que lleguen fuera de plazo / con retraso
- to be late
- I'm sorry I'm late — perdón por llegar tarde
- I was late (in) getting there — llegué tarde
- you're five minutes late! — ¡llegas cinco minutos tarde!
- the baby was two weeks late — el niño nació con dos semanas de retraso
- the train was/will be one hour late — el tren llegó/llegará con una hora de retraso
- the train was already one hour late — el tren ya llevaba una hora de retraso
- to make sth/sb late
- she made me late for my class — me hizo llegar tarde a clase
- the accident made the train late — el accidente hizo que el tren se retrasara
- to be late for / with sth
- you'll be late for work/the train — vas a llegar tarde al trabajo/perder el tren
- I'm late with the rent — estoy atrasado con el alquiler
- you're rather late with your apologies — es un poco tarde para pedir disculpas
2.1(after usual time)I had a late breakfast — desayuné tarde
- spring is late this year — la primavera se ha atrasado este año
- Easter is late this year — (la) Pascua cae tarde este año
- late opening Thursdays till 8 pm — jueves abierto hasta las 8 de la noche
2.2(plant)(chrysanthemums/potatoes) tardíolate developer / bloomer — planta de flor tardía
- he was a late developer — (intellectually) maduró tarde
- Remove late flowers on peppers and eggplant to send more energy into the ripening fruit.
- The white currant is White transparent, again a late flowering variety.
- Acidantheras have a wonderful scent and are excellent for late flowering.
- While in pruning mode, cut late flowering clematis hard back to a low pair of fat buds.
3.1(far on in time)hurry up, it's late — apúrate, que es tarde
- it's late: we'd better go to bed — ya es tarde: mejor nos acostamos
- is it that late already? — ¿ya es tan tarde?
- it's getting late — se está haciendo tarde
- would Thursday be too late for you? — ¿te parecería muy tarde el jueves?
- it's too late to say you're sorry now — ya es demasiado tarde para pedir perdón
- it's a little late in the day / in the game to change your mind — es un poco tarde para cambiar de idea
- 45 is late for a woman to have a baby — a los 45 años ya se es bastante mayor para tener un niño
3.2(bus/shift) últimothe late film — la película de la noche
- Fridays, late show — los viernes, sesión de trasnoche
- at this late hour — a estas horas
- to keep late hours — trasnochar
- at this late stage — a estas alturas
- it was a late marriage — se casaron ya mayores
- VBM was a late entrant into the computer field — VBM entró tarde en el campo de la informática
- they scored a late equalizer — marcaron el tanto del empate en los últimos minutos del partido
- we got there late morning/afternoon — llegamos tarde por la mañana/de tardecita
- in late April/summer — a finales / fines de abril/del verano
- the late 1950s — el final de la década del cincuenta
- the late Middle Ages — la baja Edad Media
- she must be in her late forties — tendrá cuarenta años largos
- late Picasso — el Picasso de la última época
- Late Gothic — gótico tardío
- Anyways, I showed up a few minutes late for the competition and missed the first two teams' routines.
- And the six-year-old company spent the late 1990s developing software to connect Internet applications.
- Sometimes it makes me late for class, and sometimes I make excuses to stay in.
- Second of all, it comes so late in the game.
- Arriving nearly an hour late for a scheduled meeting, she smiles and goes directly for the photo session.
- Mick was in his late fifties and is sadly missed by his wife Joan, brothers and sisters and a large circle of friends.
- But she says buses regularly fail to show up leaving her late for work.
- Two late goals gave Crewe their first win since the opening day of the season as they beat Luton 3-1.
- Her plight is merely a bureaucratic blunder but she has left it too late to save the day.
- As the baby-boomers enter their mid to late fifties the issue of how we care for the aged is never far from the news headlines.
- Although, I'm sure Shawna was often fashionably late to her classes just like all of her popular friends.
- It seemed fitting fare for a late breakfast on a day you're giving to yourself.
- There was a closed-door session for about an hour, and then one of the jurors was late for court.
- On the 25th December after a late, and simple breakfast, we walked along the beach and back into the palm groves.
- She had been asking for more breaks in the past week, and often coming in late for her shift.
- I had arrived quite late in the day when dusk was falling.
- Well - as always, Ann was late, I swear that girl will be late for her own funeral.
- The narrative halts for a paragraph to depict the dreary marsh landscape on a late winter afternoon.
- Make-up and jewellery are worn openly and pupils are late for school ‘with impunity’.
- I left my phone number and drove back to school, by now late for my rehearsal.
- Allie was in her early twenties, young very pretty and I was in my late forties.
- But there were others who were late for meetings and getting quite angry.
- The advancement of a counterclaim at this late stage did give me some concern.
- It looked all over at that stage for the home team but they fought back admirably and got two late goals, one from the penalty spot.
- The Dublin band were late for the soundcheck, but their crew said to go ahead and set up and everything would be okay.
- I rushed home, practically a half-hour late for work already.
- It results in missing hospital appointments or being late for appointments because there are no useable parking spaces.
- Depending on the weather, Phil provides 25-40 gallons per tree per week late in the season.
- I then looked at the clock to realize that I was an hour late for work!
- Even Chelsey claiming to be late for something and dashing off would be better.
- Management loved him, except for the fact that he was always a few minutes late for work.
- But the other Sheffield side showed a bit of steel as they grabbed two late goals to guarantee the celebration had to be put on hold.
- They taste the best because the Cabernet grapes ripen late in the season - in September or even October.
- Fatima, in her late fifties, is a practising Muslim who prays and fasts but is not veiled.
- She looked at her watch several times as she was getting worried that she would be late for an important meeting with a client.
- I'd better hurry up, have my shower and get dressed or I'll be late for lunch.
4.1(deceased)difunto formalmy late father — mi difunto padre
- She may be going to the Supreme Court to get some money from her late husband.
- It's a tape of her and her late husband talking about his financial plans for her.
- Bridget was a hard worker as was her late husband James and together they reared a family of four in very difficult times.
- It was at a dance that she met her late husband, Bill, who she married in 1937.
- The late King's grave is marked by an inscription in the floor and by a plaque, in the wall above, showing his head.
- The late Mary is survived by her devoted husband, Paddy and her son, daughter and grandchildren.
- If the late princess were still alive, however, she might have changed her mind about him.
- I married my late husband when he was a widower after he retired and I accept that as a result I am not entitled to any pension from him.
- He was husband of the late Kathleen and was a popular and prominent member of the local rural community.
- This included her engagement ring given to her by her late husband.
- After the inquest his widow Joan described her late husband as a ‘gentleman in every sense of the word’.
- She was a devoted wife to her late husband Tom, and mother to her five children.
- He was husband of the late Evelyn and was a popular and well liked member of the local rural community.
- For her late husband, David, who died this summer, was one of the villagers who had previously rung the bell.
- She said her husband's late sister had complained to the council on their behalf and they had understood something was going to be done.
- This is the first time that Sheila, aged 46, has spoken publicly about her late husband.
- I am sure, though, she will be comforted by the fact that her late husband touched the lives of so many in such a positive way.
- Most of all, she said she draws to keep her late mother's and grandmother's spirit alive.
- My naked face has been likened to a canvas by my late artist husband, and like a boiled egg by my own observation.
- She and her late husband Jack, who died 20 years ago, took up bowls together.
1(after correct, scheduled time)(arrive/leave/answer) tardethe trains are running 20 minutes late — los trenes llevan 20 minutos de retraso
- better late than never — más vale tarde que nunca
2(after usual time)(work/sleep) hasta tarde(mature/bloom) tarde(bloom/mature) más tarde de lo normalI'll be home late today — hoy llegaré tarde (a casa)
- the shops close late on Thursdays — las tiendas cierran tarde los jueves
3(far on in time)tardehe married late — se casó mayor / tarde
- don't leave it too late — no lo dejes para muy tarde
- the show doesn't start till late — el espectáculo empieza tarde
- we stayed up late — nos quedamos levantados / no nos acostamos hasta tarde
- late at night — bien entrada la noche
- late into the night — hasta muy entrada la noche
4(toward end of period)late in the morning/afternoon — a última hora de la mañana/tarde
- late in the week — a finales de la semana
- it was not until late in the century/in her career that … — no fue sino hacia finales de siglo/los últimos años de su carrera que …
5(recently)as late as the thirteenth century/the 1950s — aún en el siglo trece/los años 50
6of late — en los últimos tiempos
7humorístico, formal(formerly)Hubert Harvey, late of Wilton Street, Chelsea — Hubert Harvey, domiciliado antiguamente en Wilton Street, Chelsea
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