- 迟 [chí]
- （缓慢） slow; tardy; dilatory:
I'm sorry I have not been able to reply sooner. 迟于作复，歉甚。- （晚） late; delayed:
I'm sorry I'm late. 对不起，来迟了。- （迟钝） slow; obtuse
- （姓氏） a surname:
Chi Chao 迟超
The plane's landing was delayed because of fog.
The flight was delayed owing to technical reasons.
We decided to delay our wedding until next year.
Woe betide anyone who arrives late!
I wasn't informed of the decision until too late.
Better late than never.
I'm sorry I'm late.
Let me explain why I was late.