Definition – Me late is a casual expression that can be used to express agreement, likes and hunches or suspicions. Depending on the context, ‘me late’ can be translated as ‘okay’, ‘sounds good’, ‘have a feeling’ and ‘to like’.
What Does ‘Me Late’ Means?
- Translation #1: When expressing agreement, ‘me late’ can be translated as ‘sounds good’ or ‘okay’.
- Translation #2: If used to express suspicions or hunches, this expression means ‘have a feeling’.
- Translation #3: When referring to a person or an object, ‘me late’ means ‘I like’.
How and When to use ‘Me Late’?
- To express agreement. In Mexico, me late can be used in informal conversations as a way to show agreement. In this context, ‘me late’ could be translated as ‘okay’ or ‘sounds good to me’.
- To share your suspicions or hunches. In Latin American countries, Spanish speakers use this phrase to express suspicion or hunches about a certain person or situation. Therefore, in this situation, ‘me late’ means ‘I have a feeling’.
- To express that you like someone. In casual conversations, me late is also used as a synonym of ‘I like’. As a result, it can be applied to express that you like someone, but also to talk about your likes in general.
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Examples on How to Use ‘Me Late’
Here are some real-life examples of how to use ‘me late’ in a Spanish sentence.
To show agreement
‘Me late’ as a synonym of ‘okay’ or ‘sounds good’ is mainly applicable in Mexico.
Me late, nos vemos el domingo entonces
Okay, see you on Sunday then
A mí me late que nos veamos en casa de Laura, ¿cómo ven?
It sounds good to me that we meet at Laura’s, what do you think?
By changing the indirect pronoun, you could use ‘me late’ to ask or express someone’s agreement.
[Indirect pronoun] + late
¿Te late? Bueno, te veo el domingo
Is that okay with you? Okay, see you on Sunday
To talk about hunches or suspicions
This meaning is well known in the following Spanish speaking countries:
[Indirect pronoun] + late + que + [hunch/information]
Me late que te van a dar el puesto que quieres
I have a feeling that you’re going to get the job that you want
¿Y mi pastel? Me late que mi hermano se lo comió
Where is my cake? I have a feeling that my brother ate it
No estoy segura de qué paso, pero me late que Luis y Claudia terminaron
I’m not sure what happened, but I have a feeling that Luis and Claudia broke up
As a synonym of to like
[Indirect pronoun] + late + [singular object / person]
Me late mucho la comida china
I like Chinese food very much
No me late tu hermana, es muy grosera conmigo
I don’t like your sister, she’s very rude to me
[Indirect pronoun] + late + [singular object / group of people]
Me laten los nuevos vecinos, se ven agradables
I like the new neighbors, they seem nice
La verdad a mí me laten las películas de terror
To be honest, I like horror movies
Take Note: ‘Me late’ can be used to express physical attraction for someone (gustar) or to express that you find them agreeable (caer bien). In this situation, identifying its meaning will depend on the context. This meaning of ‘me late’ is mainly used in Mexico.
Related Resource: Me gusta vs Me cae bien
Who Can You Use ‘Me Late’ With?
Depending on its meaning, ‘me late’ is quite popular among Latin American Spanish speakers. Make sure to use it only in informal situations and in the proper countries.
Synonyms: 5 Ways to Say ‘Me Late’
- Me da / Tengo la sensación → It’s another translation for ‘I have a feeling’. It can only be used to talk about hunches and suspicions.
- Me gusta → It’s the direct translation of ‘I like’. It can refer to people and objects, but when talking about people it implies attraction.
- Me caes bien → It also mean ‘I like’, but it expresses that you find people agreeable.
- Está bien → It means ‘okay’.
- Me parece bien → It’s the direct translation of ‘sounds good to me’.