Translation of lamentar in English:

lamentar

verbo transitivo/transitive verb

  • to regret lamentamos las molestias que pudo ocasionarles el retraso we regret any inconvenience that the delay may have caused you lamento mucho lo ocurrido I am very sorry about o/or I very much regret what has happened no hubo que lamentar daños personales en el accidente [lenguaje periodístico/journalese] there were no casualities in the accident todos lamentamos tan irreparable pérdida we all mourn o/or lament such a sad losslamentar + infinitivo/infinitive lamento molestarlo/haberle causado tantas molestias I'm sorry to disturb you/to have caused you so much trouble lamentamos tener que comunicarle que … [formal] we regret o/or we are sorry to have to inform you that …lamentar que + subjuntivo/subjunctive lamento mucho que tengas que irte I'm very sorry (that) you have to go lamento que no se encuentre bien I'm sorry to hear that you aren't well

verbo pronominal/pronominal verb (lamentarse)

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