Translation of excuse in Italian:
nounBritish English: /ɪkˈskjuːs/ , /ɛkˈskjuːs/American English: /ɪkˈskjus/
- 1 to make o find an excuse you're always making excuses!trovi sempre delle scuse!to be an excuse to do o for doingessere una scusa per fareI have a good excuse for not doing it this gave me an excuse to leave early so what's his excuse this time?e questa volta che scusa ha trovato?is that the best excuse you can come up with?non hai una scusa migliore?any excuse for a day off work!tutte le scuse sono buone per saltare un giorno di lavoro!this is a poor excuse for a meal! he's a poor excuse for a man!è solo l'ombra di un uomo o un surrogato di uomo!
also: excuses plural nounBritish English: /ɪkˈskjuːs/ , /ɛkˈskjuːs/American English: /ɪkˈskjus/
transitive verbBritish English: /ɪkˈskjuːz/ , /ɛkˈskjuːz/American English: /ɪkˈskjuz/
- 1 (forgive)scusare (person, rudeness)perdonare (error)to excuse somebody for doingscusare qualcuno per aver fattoyou could be excused for misinterpreting himti si può scusare per averlo capito maleif you'll excuse the expressionse mi si consente l'espressioneexcuse 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 inmi devi scusare se non ti invito a entrareexcuse 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 licenziatoif 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?
- 3 (exempt)dispensare (from da) (from doing dal fare)to be excused from games
reflexive verbBritish English: /ɪkˈskjuːz/ , /ɛkˈskjuːz/American English: /ɪkˈskjuz/
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