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
- [ S ]late opening Thursdays till 8 pm — jueves abierto hasta las 8 de la noche
2.2(chrysanthemums/potatoes) tardíolate developer or (US also) bloomer — planta de flor tardía feminine
- he was a late developer — (intellectually) maduró tarde
- While in pruning mode, cut late flowering clematis hard back to a low pair of fat buds.
- The white currant is White transparent, again a late flowering variety.
- Acidantheras have a wonderful scent and are excellent for late flowering.
- Remove late flowers on peppers and eggplant to send more energy into the ripening fruit.
3.1(far on in time)hurry up, it's late — date prisa, 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 or (US also) 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 trasnoche Southern Cone
- Fridays, late show — los viernes, sesión de trasnoche
- at this late hour — a estas horas
- 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 cerca de cincuenta años
- late Picasso — el Picasso de la última época
- Late Gothic — gótico tardío
- I left my phone number and drove back to school, by now late for my rehearsal.
- Second of all, it comes so late in the game.
- Make-up and jewellery are worn openly and pupils are late for school ‘with impunity’.
- I had arrived quite late in the day when dusk was falling.
- I then looked at the clock to realize that I was an hour late for work!
- The advancement of a counterclaim at this late stage did give me some concern.
- There was a closed-door session for about an hour, and then one of the jurors was late for court.
- Her plight is merely a bureaucratic blunder but she has left it too late to save the day.
- It seemed fitting fare for a late breakfast on a day you're giving to yourself.
- I rushed home, practically a half-hour late for work already.
- Well - as always, Ann was late, I swear that girl will be late for her own funeral.
- 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.
- The narrative halts for a paragraph to depict the dreary marsh landscape on a late winter afternoon.
- She looked at her watch several times as she was getting worried that she would be late for an important meeting with a client.
- But there were others who were late for meetings and getting quite angry.
- 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.
- They taste the best because the Cabernet grapes ripen late in the season - in September or even October.
- And the six-year-old company spent the late 1990s developing software to connect Internet applications.
- Two late goals gave Crewe their first win since the opening day of the season as they beat Luton 3-1.
- I'd better hurry up, have my shower and get dressed or I'll be late for lunch.
- It results in missing hospital appointments or being late for appointments because there are no useable parking spaces.
- Although, I'm sure Shawna was often fashionably late to her classes just like all of her popular friends.
- Fatima, in her late fifties, is a practising Muslim who prays and fasts but is not veiled.
- On the 25th December after a late, and simple breakfast, we walked along the beach and back into the palm groves.
- Arriving nearly an hour late for a scheduled meeting, she smiles and goes directly for the photo session.
- Even Chelsey claiming to be late for something and dashing off would be better.
- Sometimes it makes me late for class, and sometimes I make excuses to stay in.
- The Dublin band were late for the soundcheck, but their crew said to go ahead and set up and everything would be okay.
- Anyways, I showed up a few minutes late for the competition and missed the first two teams' routines.
- Allie was in her early twenties, young very pretty and I was in my late forties.
- 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.
- Mick was in his late fifties and is sadly missed by his wife Joan, brothers and sisters and a large circle of friends.
- She had been asking for more breaks in the past week, and often coming in late for her shift.
- But she says buses regularly fail to show up leaving her late for work.
- Depending on the weather, Phil provides 25-40 gallons per tree per week late in the season.
4.1(deceased)difunto formalmy late father — mi difunto padre formal
- This included her engagement ring given to her by her late husband.
- The late King's grave is marked by an inscription in the floor and by a plaque, in the wall above, showing his head.
- Most of all, she said she draws to keep her late mother's and grandmother's spirit alive.
- She and her late husband Jack, who died 20 years ago, took up bowls together.
- 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.
- For her late husband, David, who died this summer, was one of the villagers who had previously rung the bell.
- This is the first time that Sheila, aged 46, has spoken publicly about her late husband.
- She was a devoted wife to her late husband Tom, and mother to her five children.
- If the late princess were still alive, however, she might have changed her mind about him.
- After the inquest his widow Joan described her late husband as a ‘gentleman in every sense of the word’.
- 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.
- He was husband of the late Evelyn and was a popular and well liked member of the local rural community.
- The late Mary is survived by her devoted husband, Paddy and her son, daughter and grandchildren.
- My naked face has been likened to a canvas by my late artist husband, and like a boiled egg by my own observation.
- It's a tape of her and her late husband talking about his financial plans for her.
- 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.
- She may be going to the Supreme Court to get some money from her late husband.
- It was at a dance that she met her late husband, Bill, who she married in 1937.
- Bridget was a hard worker as was her late husband James and together they reared a family of four in very difficult times.
1(after correct, scheduled time)(answer/arrive/leave) tardethe trains are running 20 minutes late — los trenes llevan 20 minutos de retraso
- I arrived half an hour late because Dad lost his palm pilot and couldn't remember what time school started.
- She is late and I am edgy, expecting a group of tough females in hoods and trainers.
- Cathy was never late and expected the same when you met her for dinner.
- They arrived four minutes late and incurred a 40 second penalty which dropped them to fourth.
- Department management has promised to make the payments no later than June 17.
- Eventually, clothing was suitably sorted and we set off, arriving a fashionable 30 minutes late.
- He came to interview me as defence secretary and arrived 45 minutes late.
- To be sure, one can arrive late and leave early, confounding the schedule's disciplining force.
- When the post arrives late it means my staff are waiting around.
- I arrived in Wolverhampton late this evening, as I'm doing a small part in a short film here tomorrow.
- The unofficial action was expected to end late last evening, with services returning to normal by today.
- He said hundreds of commuters already arrive late each day after sitting in buses crawling through rush-hour jams.
- I arrived Shanghai late and tired so I will add more pictures tomorrow night on this page.
- If our mail arrived late we were advised this was due to staff shortages or holidays and the postman had to do another round first.
- The second phase is expected to start late this year or early next year.
- Four hours later we boarded another plane and finally arrived in Vancouver late, but alive.
- While in Mexico, my host family and I would often arrive at events thirty or forty minutes late.
- The stewardess told them if they were to arrive another minute late, the plane would have already taken off.
- He arrives late this morning, and is behaving out of character.
- I sprang into action and started to run for the hole but remembered too late the girl behind me.
2.1(after usual time)(sleep/work) 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
- He'd stayed up late the night before with some of his younger generals and officers drinking to celebrate their return.
- It was New Years Day, and everyone was a little sleepy from staying up so late the night before.
- I stayed up late every night and had my own bar vouchers, and was allowed to buy Cokes and ice creams.
- Children were also to be made safer - safer from their irresponsible parents who allowed them to stay out late at night.
- So tired, as I got home really late last night (this morning) and then couldn't get off to sleep.
- She stayed at the store late every night to get extra practice and work more on her guitar.
- It would probably help if I hadn't stayed up too late last night making a fiction index.
- Do you advise staying up late the night before to revise?
- She had stayed up considerably too late the night before and was definitely feeling the effects of it.
- I stay up late at night reading stupid Philosophy readings and wake up early to read some more.
- She had stayed up late every night and gotten up early every day to get in some more work and homework.
- A calm morning, as if the gods partied late last night and they are still sleeping fitfully.
- One night, she stayed so late he suggested she stay, putting a bolster in the middle of the bed so she wouldn't feel threatened.
- Jo stays up late that night, but just as she is falling asleep she heard Beth sobbing in the next room.
- If anyone showed up or someone stayed late at night, a feast would be easily prepared.
- I stayed up late every night dreaming of being the lead singer of the greatest metal band.
- They had stayed up rather late the night before and Kelly was exhausted.
- Try to get up at the same time every morning, even if you stayed up late the night before.
2.2(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 hasta tarde
- late at night — tarde por la noche
- late into the night — hasta muy entrada la noche
- He commanded troops in Guangdong and advocated a fight to the finish late in the war.
- Then late in the summer comes the fateful day when you discover your results.
- When he wrote his memoirs late in life, he recalled that this father had been a children's book writer.
- That was in the context of a writ issued late in the limitation period.
- He won some points though late in August and I never made scalping jokes after that.
- Since I first moved to London late in 1989, Hungerford Bridge has been an important landmark for me.
- In other words, it turned up on the Times website late in the morning of that day, Canberra time.
- Most are performed late in the second trimester, which ends at 27 weeks into pregnancy.
- When we visited it late in 1998 the foundations were laid for an extension to the building.
- Our family visited one of your immigration detention centres late in September.
- Council chiefs say the new prices, due to come in late in January, are in line with neighbouring towns and cities.
- It is believed that hormones are involved and women who have their first child late in life or who have no children are more at risk.
- These headlines are all drawn from just a three day period late in September.
- The parties concluded their submissions late in the afternoon of Friday 1 September.
- It had as much effect on the outcome as Brazil joining the Allies late in the Second World War.
- Smokers only eat to enjoy the fag afterwards, so food is a pleasure that I've discovered late in life.
- Rose selected only those flies that reproduced late in life and bred them with one another.
- A beautiful blue lake on its summit is frozen till late in the year and offers excellent skating ground.
- An absolute high point of achievement was to sing so late in his life, in the Reconciliation choir.
- The third and final partition that extinguished the Polish state came late in 1795.
2.3(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 …
3.1(recently)as late as the thirteenth century/the 1950s — aún en el siglo trece/los años 50
3.2formal humorous (formerly)Hubert Harvey, late of Wilton Street, Chelsea — Hubert Harvey, domiciliado antiguamente en Wilton Street, Chelsea
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