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Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
usu. 遅れる
to be late, to be delayed, to fall behind schedule, to be overdue

Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
oft. 後れる
to fall behind (in a race, one's studies, etc.), to lag behind, to be behind (the times)

Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
oft. 後れる
to be bereaved of, to be preceded by (someone) in death

Ichidan verb
Intransitive verb
to be slow (of a clock or watch)

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Conjugated forms
Present, Future 遅れる, 遅れます
[does], will [do]
遅れない, 遅れません
doesn't [do], will not [do]
Past 遅れた, 遅れました
遅れなかった, 遅れませんでした
didn't [do]
Te-form, Continuative 遅れて, 遅れまして 遅れないで, 遅れませんで 遅れなくて
ON: KUN: おく.れる, おく.らす, おそ.い
slow, late, back, later

Stroke: 12 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 3-3-9 FC: 3730.0

ON: ゴ, コウ KUN: のち, うし.ろ, うしろ, あと, おく.れる
behind, back, later

Stroke: 9 Grade: 2 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 1-3-6 FC: 2224.4

Parts: 彼女 (かのじょ) 勉強 (べんきょう) 非常に (ひじょうに) 遅れる (おくれる)
She's far behind in her studies.

Parts: 決して (けっして) デート 遅れる (おくれた) (こと) 無い (ない)
Andy is never late for a date.