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excuse

Translation of excuse in Italian:

noun

British English: /ɪkˈskjuːs/
, /ɛkˈskjuːs/
American English: /ɪkˈskjus/

also: excuses plural noun

British English: /ɪkˈskjuːs/
, /ɛkˈskjuːs/
American English: /ɪkˈskjus/
  • to make one's excuses
    fare le proprie scuse (to a)
    to make excuses to somebody
    scusarsi con qualcuno

transitive verb

British English: /ɪkˈskjuːz/
, /ɛkˈskjuːz/
American English: /ɪkˈskjuz/
  • 1 (forgive)
    scusare (person, rudeness)
    perdonare (error)
    to excuse somebody for doing
    scusare qualcuno per aver fatto
    you could be excused for misinterpreting him
    ti si può scusare per averlo capito male
    if you'll excuse the expression
    se mi si consente l'espressione
    excuse me!
    scusa(mi)! mi scusi! chiedo scusa!
    excuse me, is this the London train?
    mi scusi, è questo il treno per Londra?
    excuse me for asking, but do you live here?
    mi scusi se glielo chiedo o mi perdoni la domanda, ma lei abita qui?
    you'll have to excuse me for not inviting you in
    mi devi scusare se non ti invito a entrare
    excuse me, but I think you're mistaken excuse me, but I did not get the sack [informal]
    mi spiace (tanto per te), ma non sono stato licenziato
    if you'll excuse me, I have work to do “would you like a drink?” - “excuse me?” (American English)
    “vuoi qualcosa da bere?” - “(come) scusa?”
    may I be excused? (British English) [euphemistic] (requesting permission from teacher)
    posso uscire? posso andare al bagno?

reflexive verb

British English: /ɪkˈskjuːz/
, /ɛkˈskjuːz/
American English: /ɪkˈskjuz/
  • 1 to excuse oneself
    scusarsi
    to excuse oneself for something, for doing
    scusarsi di qualcosa, di aver fatto
  • 2 (ask for exemption)
    farsi dispensare, esentare (from da)

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