Does the Italian sentence mean he arrives late (like maybe midnight), or does it mean that he arrives later than expected (i.e. he was delayed). Because 'My husband arrives late' means the former, the other would be 'My husband is late arriving' or 'My husband is late'. Does anyone know whether the Italian means one or the other or both?
The article is apparently not used for singular members of your close family: mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter. It is used, however, when discussing them in the plural (ie, parents) and is apparently sometimes used in radio life for more distant relatives (uncle, aunt, cousin). This course, however, recommends not using the article for distant relatives (ie, uncle).