Translation of late in Spanish:
adjective later, latest
- 1 (after correct, scheduled time) See examples: she apologized for the late start of the showthe late arrival/departure of the trainpidió disculpas por el retraso con el que comenzó el espectáculolate applications will not be acceptedel retraso en la llegada/salida del trento be lateI'm sorry I'm lateno se aceptarán las solicitudes que lleguen fuera de plazo or con retrasoI was late (in) getting thereperdón por llegar tardeyou're five minutes late!llegué tardethe baby was two weeks late¡llegas cinco minutos tarde!the train was/will be one hour lateel niño nació con dos semanas de retrasothe train was already one hour lateel tren llegó/llegará con una hora de retrasoto make something/somebody lateshe made me late for my classel tren ya llevaba una hora de retrasothe accident made the train lateme hizo llegar tarde a claseto be lateel accidente hizo que el tren se retrasara
for/ withsomethingyou'll be late for work/the trainI'm late with the rentvas a llegar tarde al trabajo/perder el trenyou're rather late with your apologiesestoy atrasado con el alquileres un poco tarde para pedir disculpas
- 2 2.1 (after usual time) See examples: I had a late breakfastspring is late this yeardesayuné tardeEaster is late this yearla primavera se ha atrasado este añolate opening Thursdays till 8 pm(la) Pascua cae tarde este año2.2jueves abierto hasta las 8 de la noche(chrysanthemums/potatoes)late developer o (in American English also) bloomer (plant)he was a late developerplanta (feminine) de flor tardía(physically)se desarrolló tarde(intellectually)maduró tardeExample sentences
- While in pruning mode, cut late flowering clematis hard back to a low pair of fat buds.
- 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.
- 3 3.1 (far on in time) See examples: hurry up, it's lateit's late: we'd better go to beddate prisa or (in Latin America also) apúrate, que es tardeis it that late already?ya es tarde: mejor nos acostamosit's getting late would Thursday be too late for you?¿ya es tan tarde?it's too late to say you're sorry now¿te parecería muy tarde el jueves?it's a little late in the day o (in American English also) in the game to change your mindya es demasiado tarde para pedir perdón45 is late for a woman to have a babyes un poco tarde para cambiar de idea3.2 (before noun)a los 45 años ya se es bastante mayor para tener un niño(shift/bus)the late filmFridays, late show (Cinema)la película de la noche or (Southern Cone) de trasnocheat this late hourlos viernes, sesión de medianoche or (Southern Cone) de trasnocheto keep late hours at this late stagea estas horasit was a late marriagea estas alturasVBM was a late entrant into the computer fieldfue un matrimonio tardíose casaron ya mayoresthey scored a late equalizerVBM entró tarde en el campo de la informáticawe got there late morning/afternoonmarcaron el tanto del empate en los últimos minutos del partidoin late April/summerllegamos tarde por la mañana/al final de la tarde or (in Latin America also) de tardecitathe late 1950sa finales or fines de abril/del veranothe late Middle Ages she must be in her late fortiesel final de la década del cincuentalate Picassotendrá cerca de cincuenta añostendrá cuarenta años largos [colloquial]Late Gothicel Picasso de la última épocaExample sentences
- Sometimes it makes me late for class, and sometimes I make excuses to stay in.
- She had been asking for more breaks in the past week, and often coming in late for her shift.
- Even Chelsey claiming to be late for something and dashing off would be better.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 4 (before noun) 4.1(deceased)my late father4.2mi difunto padre [formal](former)Example sentences
- If the late princess were still alive, however, she might have changed her mind about him.
- 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.
- He was husband of the late Kathleen and was a popular and prominent member of the local rural community.
adverb later, latest
- 2 2.1 (after usual time)(work/sleep)hasta tarde(mature/bloom)I'll be home late todaymás tarde de lo normalthe shops close late on Thursdayshoy llegaré tarde (a casa)2.2 (far on in time) he married latelas tiendas cierran tarde los juevesdon't leave it too latese casó mayor or tardethe show doesn't start till lateno lo dejes para muy tardewe stayed up lateel espectáculo empieza tardelate at nightnos quedamos levantados hasta tardelate into the nighttarde por la nochebien entrada la nochehasta muy entrada la nocheExample sentences2.3 (toward end of period) See examples: late in the morning/afternoon
late in the weeka última hora de la mañana/tardeit was not until late in the century/in her career that …a finales de la semanano fue sino hacia finales de siglo/los últimos años de su carrera que …Example sentences
- These headlines are all drawn from just a three day period late in September.
- That was in the context of a writ issued late in the limitation period.
- He commanded troops in Guangdong and advocated a fight to the finish late in the war.
- The unofficial action was expected to end late last evening, with services returning to normal by today.
- Cathy was never late and expected the same when you met her for dinner.
- The second phase is expected to start late this year or early next year.
- Children were also to be made safer - safer from their irresponsible parents who allowed them to stay out late at night.
- I stay up late at night reading stupid Philosophy readings and wake up early to read some more.
- It would probably help if I hadn't stayed up too late last night making a fiction index.
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