There are 2 translations of excuse in Spanish:

excuse1

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈskjuːz/

vt

  • 1 1.1 (forgive) [mistake/misconduct] disculpar, perdonar please excuse the bad handwriting/long delay in replying disculpe or perdone la mala letra/la tardanza en contestar excuse my interrupting oexcuse me for interrupting, but … perdóneme la interrupción, pero …, perdone que le interrumpa, pero … excuse me! (attracting attention) ¡perdón!, ¡perdone (usted)! [formal] (apologizing) perdón, perdóneme ( or perdóname etc) excuse me, can I get past? (con) permiso, por favor, ¿me permite, por favor? 1.2 (justify) [conduct/rudeness] excusar, justificar*
  • 2 (release from obligation) disculpar they asked to be excused pidieron que los disculparan please may I be excused? [used by schoolchildren] señorita ( or profesor etc) ¿puedo ir al baño or (Esp) al servicio? to excuse sb (from) sth dispensar or eximir a algn de algo

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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.

There are 2 translations of excuse in Spanish:

excuse2

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈskjuːs/

n

  • 1.1 (justification) excusa (f) there's no excuse for rudeness la mala educación no tiene excusa to offer an excuse disculparse, pedir* disculpas, pedir* perdón I refuse to make excuses for you any longer no pienso seguir tratando de justificarte 1.2 (pretext) excusa (f), pretexto (m) that's just an excuse eso no es más que una excusa or un pretexto a good excuse una buena excusa a lame excuse una excusa poco convincente to make excuses poner* excusas, buscar* pretextos a birthday is a good excuse for a party un cumpleaños es una buena excusa para una fiesta he's a pathetic excuse for a man no merece llamarse hombre 1.3
    (excuses pl)
    excusas (fpl) to make one's excuses excusarse

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Word of the day anteojeras
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Cultural fact of the day

A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.