la culture du retard : the culture of lateness, the tendency towards lateness

En France, la culture du retard est très répandue : il est poli d'arriver avec 15 minutes de retard à un rendez-vous. France is known for its tendency to not be on time, Its citizens are generally fashionably late! It's common to start meetings 15 minutes after the announced starting point.

un retard : lateness, a delay nom masculin
  • "Mon conseil : acceptez la culture du retard !"

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