In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(lateness)tardanza femeninoretraso masculinodemora femenino América Latina
- My tardiness has been heavily influenced by my employment commitments and, as such, was somewhat unavoidable.
- Luckily, the plane was delayed, so their tardiness at Heathrow went unnoticed.
- Humiliated by its tardiness in plugging into the Internet boom, Japan is determined not to suffer the same indignity in bioscience.
- Rigidity in the labour market, wage-induced inflation and tardiness in technological adaptation were the predictable results.
- I owe a few people email responses but I know I'll be forgiven for my tardiness.
2(slowness) lentitud femenino(delay) tardanza femenino
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