fare tardi

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb expression fare tardi, which means to be/stay out late.

Do not confuse fare tardi which essere in ritardo, which means to be late.

See the verb expression used below:

Oggi ho perso l’autobus perché ieri notte ho fatto tardi e sono tornato a casa alle 3. Stamattina non mi sono svegliato in tempo e sono arrivato in ufficio con un ritardo di due ore. Il capo era abbastanza seccato. Spero che non mi licenzi!

Today I missed the bus because I stayed out late last night and got home at 3:00 AM. This morning I didn’t wake up on time and got to work 2 hours late. My boss was quite annoyed. I hope he does not fire me!

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