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"Late" is an adjective which is often translated as "tarde", and "mid" is an adjective which is often translated as "a mediados". Learn more about the difference between "late" and "mid" below.
late(
leyt
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (after scheduled time)
a. tarde (adverb)
Rebecca was late again.Rebecca llegó tarde otra vez.
b. atrasado
My tenant is late with the rent again this month.El inquilino está atrasado con la renta otra vez este mes.
c. retrasado
We will have a late departure due to bad weather.La salida será retrasada debido al mal tiempo.
2. (after usual time)
a. tarde (adverb)
We had a late lunch after the long walk.Almorzamos tarde después del largo paseo.
b. tardío
This variety of flowers is late blooming.Esta variedad de flores es de floración tardía.
3. (towards the end of the day)
a. tarde (adverb)
I won't be going out now. It's too late for me.No voy a salir ahora. Es demasiado tarde para mí.
4. (toward the latter part of a period of time)
a. último
We enjoyed a late morning breakfast in the garden.Disfrutamos un desayuno a última hora de la mañana en el jardín.
b. a finales de
I saw him in late summer.Lo vi a finales del verano.
c. tardío
My son's going to a lecture on music in the late Middle Ages.Mi hijo va a asistir a una clase sobre la música del Medioevo tardío.
5. (deceased)
a. difunto
The late Mr. Johnson took good care of his garden.El difunto Sr. Johnson cuidaba muy bien de su jardín.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
6. (after scheduled time)
a. tarde
You arrived an hour late.Llegaste una hora tarde.
b. de retraso
The plane landed four hours late.El avión aterrizó con cuatro horas de retraso.
7. (toward the latter part of a period)
a. tarde
We are going to close late today because of the sales.Vamos a cerrar tarde hoy debido a las rebajas.
b. hasta tarde
My sister sleeps in late on Saturdays.Mi hermana duerme hasta tarde los sábados.
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mid(
mihd
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (related to time)
a. a mediados
He was born in the mid sixties, in the age of flower power.Nació a mediados de los años sesenta, en la época de los hippies.
b. a medio
I like to have a mid morning snack.Me gusta comer un refrigerio a media mañana.
2. (related to age)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I would say he was in his mid to late thirties.Yo diría que tiene entre 35 y 40 años.
She didn't start writing novels until her mid sixties.Empezó a escribir novelas cuando tenía unos 65 años.
3. (related to space)
a. en medio
There are currently storms in the mid Atlantic.Actualmente hay tormentas en medio del Atlántico.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The mid city restaurant has much better service than the one on the outskirts.El restaurante del centro tiene mucho mejor servicio que el de las afueras.
There was an amazing view over the skyscrapers of mid Manhattan.Había una vista increíble sobre los rascacielos de la zona central de Manhattan.
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