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atraso (masculine noun (el)) — slowness, delay, time lag, lateness. Look up atraso in the dictionary

Llegué con 40 minutos de atraso pero nadie me dijo nada.
I arrived 40 minutes late but nobody seemed to care.
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Old October 24, 2009, 12:06 PM
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Is that the common usage for this term? With "de"? Or could I say something like: "Tu nota en la papel está baja debido a tu atraso." ???
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Old October 24, 2009, 12:06 PM
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In the last phrase seemed to care.

What does it means?

I don't can match the phrase with the Spanish's one..
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Well, in English, "no one cares" means that maybe no one noticed, or no one said anything, but basically that it was not important to anyone that the person was 40 minutes late. It implies a bit of hurt feelings.
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In the last phrase seemed to care.

What does it means?

I don't can match the phrase with the Spanish's one..
No parecía importarle a nadie.
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Old October 24, 2009, 12:11 PM
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@ Crotalito: llegué 40 minutos tarde, pero a nadie pareció importarle

I'd say "llegué con 40 minutos de retraso", but I think there is a thread about it

I'd say "atraso" in other contexts:

Esto es un atraso: nos han quitado las calculadoras y nos han dado lápiz y papel para hacer las cuentas
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Old October 24, 2009, 12:12 PM
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Thanks Irma - I LOVE your example.
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Thanks Irma - I LOVE your example.

Ya me imagino por qué (estos teachers... )
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Old October 24, 2009, 12:21 PM
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Yo enseño algebra en el colegio. Siempre usamos las calculadores. No me gusta cómputo con la papel y la lápiz ... ni para mi, ni para mis estudiantes.
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Ah, pensaba lo contrario. Normalmente los profesores de matemáticas prefieren que los alumnos aprendan bien a hacer las cuentas Pero asignaturas como álgebra ya son palabras mayores
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