Translation of sorry in Spanish:
adjective -rier, -riest
- 1 (predicative) 1.1 (grieved, sad) I'm sorrylo sientooh, I am sorry; when did it happen?¡cuánto lo siento!; ¿cuándo ocurrió?I'm very sorry, but I can't help youlo siento mucho or lo siento en el alma, pero no te puedo ayudarto feel o be sorry
forsomebodyI feel so sorry for you/himte/lo compadezcoI felt o was so sorry for him when he got turned downme dio mucha pena or lástima cuando lo rechazaronto feel sorry for oneselflamentarse de su ( or tu etc) suertehe was looking very sorry for himselftenía un aspecto muy triste or abatidoto be sorry aboutsomebody/somethingI'm very sorry about what happenedsiento or lamento mucho lo que ocurrióI'm sorry about Clara having to have that operationsiento que Clara tenga que operarseto be sorry to + infinitiveI'm sorry to hear you didn't get the jobsiento que no te hayan dado el puestoI wasn't sorry to see the back of himno me apenó or no lamenté que se fueraI'm sorry to have to tell you that …siento tener que decirte que …to be sorry ( that)sentirI'm sorry you can't come que+ subjunctivesiento or lamento que no puedas venirExample sentences1.2 (apologetic, repentant) to say sorry
pedir perdónI'm sorry, I didn't mean to offend you
- ‘I am sorry for Mrs McCabe and I'm sorry her husband was killed - we have no argument with her,’ Mr Adams added.
- They are sorry for the inconvenience to customers, but not that sorry.
- I'm sorry for being so damned insensitive in the first place, and I'm sorry about the whole Steve thing.
disculparseperdóname or lo siento or disculpa, no fue mi intención ofendertesorry to bother you, but …perdone or disculpe que lo moleste, pero …to be sorry
for/ aboutsomethingarrepentirseyou'll be sorry (for this)! dealgo¡te arrepentirás (de esto)!aren't you the least bit sorry for what you've done?
¡me las vas a pagar!¿no sientes ningún remordimiento por lo que has hecho?I'm really sorry about the dull mealsiento mucho que la comida sea tan pobreI'm very/terribly/awfully sorry about last nightsiento muchísimo lo de anocheto be sorry (
mil perdones por lo de anoche
that)I'm sorry I didn't make it to your partysiento no haber podido ir a tu fiestaI'm only sorry I didn't leave soonerlo único que lamento es no haberme ido antesExample sentences
- We are very sorry that Mrs Collins has experienced distress, and we are still waiting to establish the facts.
- One juror identified as Roy said a lot of people want you to have sympathy for her and feel sorry.
- I am sorry to hear of your distress, but I assure you that this is not an uncommon problem.
- 2 (as interjection) 2.1 (expressing apology)perdón(awfully/so) sorry! (British English)
lo siento¡perdone!sorry, I didn't realize it was you
¡disculpe!perdona or perdóname or disculpa or discúlpame, no me había dado cuenta de que eras túExample sentences2.2 (asking speaker to repeat)
(British English)sorry? I didn't quite catch that
- I may post more later, if I can sort out my thoughts better (my brain is slush at the moment, sorry!)
- But if pre-Christians come expecting God - sorry!
- And I lost his answer, sorry!
¿cómo (dice)?¿cómo? no le he oído bienExample sentences2.3 (expressing disagreement)
lo siento(I'm) sorry, but I disagreelo siento pero no estoy de acuerdo
- So sorry, just to understand your question, if an ET1 is received, what would we like to be doing immediately?
- 3 (pitiful, miserable, regrettable) (before noun) he was a sorry sighttenía un aspecto lamentablethe house was in a sorry state when we got back
daba pena verlola casa estaba en un estado lamentable cuando volvimosExample sentences
- A neglected garden is a sorry sight and a poor producer.
- Pity instead the poor public, those sorry souls into whose lives the media machine has pumped a decade's worth of pouting.
- You've proved that your a bunch of sorry pitiful bastards.
- Add to these charges the negligence and incompetence shown throughout this sorry affair.
- Update: that was just me moaning because my bank account was in a sorry state.
- There then follows the sorry account, previously reported in these sports pages, of an Italian sausage and a brutal beating from a Pittsburgh Pirate.
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