Translation of lamentar in English:

lamentar

vt

  • 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

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