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British English: /ˈsɒri/
American English: /ˈsɑri/
, /ˈsɔri/

Translation of sorry in Italian:


  • 1
    (apologetic) spiacente
    (for emphasis) desolato
    I'm terribly sorry
    sono molto dispiaciuto
    (I'm) sorry, I haven't a clue [informal] o, I've no idea to be sorry that …
    essere dispiaciuto che …
    to be sorry if
    dispiacersi se
    I'm sorry that things didn't work out, if I was rude
    mi rincresce che le cose non abbiano funzionato, di essere stato scortese
    I'm sorry I'm late I'm sorry for the delay to be sorry for doing, to do
    scusarsi di avere fatto, di fare
    I'm sorry for keeping you waiting
    mi spiace avervi fatto o farvi aspettare
    I'm sorry to be a nuisance but…
    scusate il disturbo, ma…
    to be sorry about
    scusarsi di (behaviour, mistake, change)
    I'm sorry about this!
    scusa! mi spiace (di questo)!
    sorry about that!
    to say sorry
    chiedere scusa o scusarsi
    he didn't look the slightest bit sorry!
    non sembrava minimamente dispiaciuto!
  • 2 (sympathetic)I'm sorry to hear of o to hear that … I'm very sorry about your uncle
    sono addolorato per tuo zio
  • 3 (regretful)to be sorry to do
    essere spiacente di fare
    we are sorry to inform you that … will you be sorry to go back?
    ti dispiacerà ritornare?
    no-one will be sorry to see him go!
    nessuno sentirà la sua mancanza!
    and, I'm sorry to say I'm sorry that I didn't come, that you didn't come
    mi spiace di non essere venuto, che tu non sia venuto
    she was sorry (that) she'd raised the subject
    si pentì di avere affrontato l'argomento
    I felt sorry about it afterwards
    dopo me ne sono pentito
    do it now or you'll be sorry!
    fallo adesso o te ne pentirai!
  • 4 (pitying)to be o feel sorry for somebody
    dispiacersi per qualcuno (also ironic)
  • 5 [pejorative] (self-pitying)to feel sorry for oneself
    compiangersi, autocommiserarsi


  • 2 (failing to hear)sorry?
    scusa? prego?
  • 4 (interrupting others)sorry, time is running out
    scusate o spiacente, ma il tempo sta per scadere
  • 5 (adding a comment)sorry, may I just say that …
    scusate, volevo soltanto dire che …
  • 7 (correcting self)so we have two, sorry, three options
    quindi abbiamo due, cosa dico, tre scelte
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