Translation of sorry in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈsɑːri; ˈsɒri/

adj (-rier, -riest)

  • 1 (pred) 1.1 (grieved, sad) I'm sorry lo siento oh, I am sorry; when did it happen? ¡cuánto lo siento!; ¿cuándo ocurrió? I'm very sorry, but I can't help you lo siento mucho or lo siento en el alma, pero no te puedo ayudarto feel o be sorry for sb I feel so sorry for you/him te/lo compadezco I felt o was so sorry for him when he got turned down me dio mucha pena or lástima cuando lo rechazaron to feel sorry for oneself lamentarse de su ( or tu etc) suerte he was looking very sorry for himself tenía un aspecto muy triste or abatidoto be sorry about sb/sth I'm very sorry about what happened siento or lamento mucho lo que ocurrió I'm sorry about Clara having to have that operation siento que Clara tenga que operarseto be sorry to + inf I'm sorry to hear you didn't get the job siento que no te hayan dado el puesto I wasn't sorry to see the back of him no me apenó or no lamenté que se fuera I'm sorry to have to tell you that … siento tener que decirte que … to be sorry (that) sentir* que + subj I'm sorry you can't come siento or lamento que no puedas venir 1.2 (apologetic, repentant) to say sorry pedir* perdón, disculparse I'm sorry, I didn't mean to offend you perdóname or lo siento or disculpa, no fue mi intención ofenderte sorry to bother you, but … perdone or disculpe que lo moleste, pero … to be sorry for/about sth arrepentirse* de algo you'll be sorry (for this)! ¡te arrepentirás (de esto)!, ¡me las vas a pagar! aren't you the least bit sorry for what you've done? ¿no sientes ningún remordimiento por lo que has hecho? I'm really sorry about the dull meal siento mucho que la comida sea tan pobre I'm very/terribly/awfully sorry about last night siento muchísimo lo de anoche, mil perdones por lo de anocheto be sorry (that) I'm sorry I didn't make it to your party siento no haber podido ir a tu fiesta I'm only sorry I didn't leave sooner lo único que lamento es no haberme ido antes
  • 2 (as interj) 2.1 (expressing apology) perdón, lo siento (awfully/so) sorry! (BrE) ¡perdone!, ¡disculpe! sorry, I didn't realize it was you perdona or perdóname or disculpa or discúlpame, no me había dado cuenta de que eras tú 2.2 (asking speaker to repeat) (BrE) ¿cómo (dice)? sorry? I didn't quite catch that ¿cómo? no le he oído bien 2.3 (expressing disagreement) lo siento (I'm) sorry, but I disagree lo siento pero no estoy de acuerdo
  • 3 (pitiful, miserable, regrettable) (before n) [tale] lamentable, lastimoso he was a sorry sight tenía un aspecto lamentable, daba pena verlo the house was in a sorry state when we got back la casa estaba en un estado lamentable cuando volvimos

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The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.