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¿Cuál es la diferencia entre "Tarde" y "De retraso"?

I know that "Tarde" and "De retraso" mean late, but I don't know how to use both of them, especially the word "De retraso". I read that "Tarde" means late but in time, while "De retraso" means late but "In arriving". Would you please give some examples to make them clear for me?

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For learning: Spanish
Base language: Spanish
Category: Other


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    La diferencia es que "tarde" lo puedes usar solo (LLegué tarde); mientras que "de retraso" va siempre después de un sustantivo: Llegué con veinte minutos de retraso.

    Yes "Tarde" and "De retraso" mean late:

    Llegué 30 minutos tarde a mi clase .
    Legué con 30 minutos de retraso a mi clase.

    "tarde" is more used when you want say that you are late.

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