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Pronunciation: /leɪt/

Translation of late in French:


  • 1 [arrival] tardif/-ive to be late (for sth) être en retard (pour qch) to make sb late retarder qn to be late with the rent payer son loyer avec du retard dinner will be a bit late le dîner sera retardé
  • 2 [hour, supper, date] tardif/-ive to have a late night (aller) se coucher tard to be in one's late fifties approcher de la soixantaine in late January (à la) fin janvier in the late 50s à la fin des années 50
  • 3 (deceased) feu/-e [fml] my late wife ma pauvre femme


  • 1 [arrive, start, finish] en retard to be running late [person] être en retard [train, bus] avoir du retard to start three months late commencer avec trois mois de retard
  • 2 [get up, open, close] tard; [marry] sur le tard late last night/in the evening tard hier soir/dans la soirée

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