There are 2 translations of late in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /leɪt/

adj (later, latest)

  • 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 or 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 retrasarato 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 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 [chrysanthemums/potatoes] tardío late developer o (AmE also) bloomer [Hort] planta (f) de flor tardía he was a late developer (physically) se desarrolló tarde (intellectually) maduró tarde
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    • 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) hurry up, it's late date prisa or (AmL tb) 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 o (AmE 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 (before n) [shift/bus] último the late film la película de la noche or (CS) de trasnoche Fridays, late show [Cin] los viernes, sesión de medianoche or (CS) 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 fue un matrimonio tardío, 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/al final de la tarde or (AmL tb) de tardecita in late April/summer a finales or 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, tendrá cuarenta años largos [familiar/colloquial] late Picasso el Picasso de la última época Late Gothic gótico (m) tardío
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    • 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.
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    • 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 n) 4.1 (deceased) difunto [formal] my late father mi difunto padre [formal] 4.2 (former) antiguo
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    • 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.

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There are 2 translations of late in Spanish:


adv (later, latest)

  • 1 (after correct, scheduled time) [arrive/leave/answer] tarde the trains are running 20 minutes late los trenes llevan 20 minutos de retraso better late than never más vale tarde que nunca
  • 2 2.1 (after usual time) [work/sleep] hasta tarde; [mature/bloom] tarde, más tarde de lo normal I'll be home late today hoy llegaré tarde (a casa) the shops close late on Thursdays las tiendas cierran tarde los jueves 2.2 (far on in time) tarde he married late se casó mayor or 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, bien entrada la noche late into the night hasta muy entrada la noche
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    • 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.
    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 …
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
  • 3 3.1 (recently) as late as the thirteenth century/the 1950s aún en el siglo trece/los años 50 3.2of late últimamente, en los últimos tiempos 3.3 (formerly) [frml or hum] Hubert Harvey, late of Wilton Street, Chelsea Hubert Harvey, domiciliado antiguamente en Wilton Street, Chelsea

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