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Translation of lamentar in English:

verbo transitivo

  • 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 I very much regret what has happened
    no hubo que lamentar daños personales en el accidente [lenguaje periodístico]
    there were no casualities in the accident
    todos lamentamos tan irreparable pérdida
    we all mourn o lament such a sad loss
    lamentar + infinitivolamento 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 we are sorry to have to inform you that …
    lamentar que + subjuntivolamento 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

also: lamentarse verbo pronominal

Example sentences
  • El gobierno del Ecuador lamenta los trágicos accidentes registrados y transmite sus condolencias.
  • El presidente del Tribunal de Garantía Penales lamentó la ausencia de Vásquez.
  • "Dijo lamentar la posición ""poco democrática"" de una ""invitada del partido""."

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