Focus on the pronunciation of late
English definition of “late”
/leɪt/ adj, adv [-er/-est only] (NEAR THE END)
› (happening or being) near the end of a period or in the recent past: I expect him home late this afternoon. I’d better get going – I had no idea it was so late! [+ to infinitive] It’s too late to call now. I think Jody’s in her late twenties. He is a celebrated painter of the late 19th century.