retrasado
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Usage note
Words labeled “extremely offensive”, as in senses 2a and 5a, are profoundly insulting and are used to discriminate or offend.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (behind schedule)
a. behind (in an activity)
Ando un poco retrasada con mis trabajos del curso.I'm a litle behind with my coursework.
b. delayed
El vuelo llegó a tiempo, pero mi equipaje estaba retrasado.The flight arrived on time, but my baggage was delayed.
c. late
Ya estaba retrasada por el tráfico cuando se pinchó un neumático.I was already late because of the traffic when my tire blew out.
2.
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
(mentally handicapped)
a. retarded
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
Tu hermano debe de estar retrasado para mezclarse con esa banda.Your brother must be retarded to get himself mixed up with that gang.
3. (finance)
a. backward
En el siglo XVII, Rusia era un país económicamente retrasado.In the 17th century, Russia was an economically backward country.
4. (watch)
a. slow
Llevo el reloj cinco minutos retrasado.My watch is five minutes slow.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
5.
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
(mentally handicapped person)
a. retard
A word or phrase that is gravely offensive and taboo in all contexts (e.g. nigger, cunt).
(extremely offensive)
¡Es un retrasado! No se comporta uno así con la gente.He's a retard! That's not the way you behave with people.
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retrasado
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (país, industria)
a. backward
2. (reloj)
a. slow
3. (tren)
a. late, delayed
número retrasadoback number o issue
4. (en el pago, los estudios)
a. behind
vamos muy retrasados en el proyectowe're a long way behind (schedule) with the project
5. (medicine)
a. retarded, backward
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
6. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
retrasado (mental)mentally retarded person
7. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
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retrasadoa retrasada
adjective
1 (en una actividad)
estar o ir retrasado to be behind; va muy retrasado en química he is very behind in chemistry; he has a lot to make up in chemistry; estar retrasado en los pagos to be behind in o with one's payments; be in arrears; vamos retrasados en la producción we are lagging behind in the production
tengo trabajo retrasado
2 (en el tiempo) [+persona] late
llegó retrasado a la reunión he was late for the meeting; he got to the meeting late
3 (en el desarrollo) [+país, pueblo, sociedad] backward
nuestro sistema universitario va retrasado respecto a otros países our university system is very backward compared with o is behind that of other countries
la Universidad española sigue muy retrasada
4 (no actual) [+ideas, estilo] outdated; outmoded
5 [+reloj] slow
tengo el reloj ocho minutos retrasado my watch is eight minutes slow
6 (mentalmente) mentally retarded
(also retrasado/a mental) mentally handicapped
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