In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(grieved, sad)I'm sorry — lo siento
- oh, I amsorry; when did it happen? — ¡cuánto lo siento!; ¿cuándo ocurrió?
- I'm very sorry, but I can't help you — lo siento mucho / lo siento en el alma, pero no te puedo ayudar
- to feel / be sorry for sb
- to be sorry about sb/sth
- to be sorry to + inf
- to be sorry ( that ) — sentir que + subj
- I feel so sorry for you/him — te/lo compadezco
- I felt / was so sorry for him when he got turned down — me dio mucha pena / lástima cuando lo rechazaron
- to feel sorry for oneself — lamentarse de su (/ tu etc. ) suerte
- he was looking very sorry for himself — tenía un aspecto muy triste / abatido
- I'm very sorry about what happened — siento / lamento mucho lo que ocurrió
- I'm sorry about Clara having to have that operation — siento que Clara tenga que operarse
- I'm sorry to hear you didn't get the job — siento que no te hayan dado el puesto
- I wasn't sorry to see the back of him — no me apenó / no lamenté que se fuera
- I'm sorry to have to tell you that … — siento tener que decirte que …
- I'm sorry you can't come — siento / lamento que no puedas venir
- I'm so sorry for calling so late, and I'm really terribly sorry about at school to day.
- I'm sorry for being so damned insensitive in the first place, and I'm sorry about the whole Steve thing.
- They are sorry for the inconvenience to customers, but not that sorry.
- ‘I am sorry for Mrs McCabe and I'm sorry her husband was killed - we have no argument with her,’ Mr Adams added.
- The defendant was ashamed, sorry and had written the victim a letter of apology.
- ‘I'm sorry, I'm sorry,’ he repeated, finally coming to a stop in front of her, catching his breath.
- Bob hangs his head and acts like he's sheepish and sorry, but he's entered into a world, within himself, from which he will not emerge.
- I looked at him, sorry, upset, and afraid at the same time.
- And then all at once she felt guilty for him, sorry that her timing had been wrong.
- Ramadhar said he was sorry she failed to understand what he was trying to say, but asked her to note his concern.
- I could never be sorry for chasing Genevieve - I would be sorry only for hurting Julian.
- Let your friends know you are genuinely sorry and that you understand why they're peeved.
- ‘Then say you're sorry,’ I requested, unfolding my arms, getting ready to go back in the house once he apologized.
- I was sorry for making him leave, I was sorry for not being able to save him, I was so sorry.
- He knew he was supposed to be feeling suitably contrite and sorry, but there was nothing.
- I've got to make Anna understand that I'm sorry!
- And I'm really sorry for using you as a distraction and I'm sorry if I've hurt you.
- Nasheen said: ‘He just stood there and said he felt really guilty and was so sorry.’
- He pulled away some, and looked away, almost ashamed and sorry he had kissed me.
1.2(apologetic, repentant)to say sorry — pedir perdón
- I'm sorry, I didn't mean to offend you — perdóname / lo siento / disculpa, no fue mi intención ofenderte
- sorry to bother you, but … — perdone / disculpe que lo moleste, pero …
- to be sorry for / about sth — arrepentirse de algo
- to be sorry ( that ) — sentir que + subj
- you'll be sorry (for this)! — ¡me las vas a pagar!
- aren't you the least bit sorry for what you've done? — ¿no sientes ningún remordimiento por lo que has hecho?
- I'm really sorry about the dull meal — siento mucho que la comida sea tan pobre
- I'm very/terribly/awfully sorry about last night — mil perdones por lo de anoche
- I'm sorry I didn't make it to your party — siento no haber podido ir a tu fiesta
- I'm only sorry I didn't leave sooner — lo único que lamento es no haberme ido antes
- We are very sorry that Mrs Collins has experienced distress, and we are still waiting to establish the facts.
- ‘I'm really sorry,’ he says sympathetically, putting a hand on my shoulder.
- Well, I'm so sorry to hear that, because I think that that can happen.
- Aille tried to look sorry but failed miserably.
- I'm sorry to hear about your economic situation.
- I am sorry to hear of your distress, but I assure you that this is not an uncommon problem.
- Won said he felt " enormous sorrow " and wanted to tell the families how sorry he was.
- I knew I probably should have gone downstairs but in all honesty, I didn't feel like getting up and having people tell me how sorry they were and how their sympathies were with me.
- 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 about your best friend.
- I'm so sorry that you're miserable, I would help, but my situation isn't much better.
- ‘I was sorry to hear about her,’ he said sympathetically and I smiled in thanks.
- I also wanted to hear him say to me how sorry he was.
- I am sorry that you and your family are experiencing such distress.
- I am sure they tell you how sorry they are, murmur sweet words of sorrow, and urge you to stay because you should consider the ‘greater good of the church.’
- A council spokesman said: ‘We were very sorry to hear a child has been injured and the matter will be thoroughly investigated.’
- Dear Fred, I am sorry to hear that your music lounge has not been making much money lately, despite your attempts at introducing creative ideas.
- All he said was that he was sorry and he could not detect a heartbeat for the baby and that the baby was no longer alive.
- ‘Anytime, I'm sorry this had to happen to you’ he said sympathetically.
- I'm sorry to hear of your distressing experience, but the driver did the right thing.
2.1(expressing apology)perdónlo siento(awfully/so) sorry! — ¡perdone!
- sorry, I didn't realize it was you — perdona / perdóname / disculpa / discúlpame, no me había dado cuenta de que eras tú
- Once again I haven't got enough time to do personal responses, sorry!
- I'll be back each weekend, so should be able to update the story then, but don't really see a high possibility in updating more often than that… sorry!
- Another reader (I lost his name, sorry!) has reduced retrophrenology to understandable terms.
- Not sure what the last part means either - sorry!
- I don't know why Freya got sick, I never really thought that through, sorry!
- Excuse me, sorry, excuse me, sorry, pardon!
- You English-speaking lot are at a disadvantage here, sorry!
- Great, I was writing my post at the same time as Illmatic, sorry if I repeated anything.
- For all those people who think I'm a complete idiot for not noticing, sorry!
- I type fast, and I don't bother to correct until the end… and I use spell check, so, sorry!
- At the same time, the delivery of fresh water has been stepped up: 78,000 gallons of water and fuel - sorry, fuel has been delivered to hospitals.
- I may post more later, if I can sort out my thoughts better (my brain is slush at the moment, sorry!)
- I haven't been able to read Trial by Fire lately, sorry!
- Bye the way, I might not have the next one up for a while because I'm going away for Easter, sorry!
- I made this chapter a bit shorter than the others, sorry!
- I'm going to stay with my grandparents tomorrow, so no updates over the weekend, sorry!
- And I lost his answer, sorry!
- Sorry if it still doesn't make sense but it does to me, sorry!
- But if pre-Christians come expecting God - sorry!
- I think you might have to hold off on Mark for a while… sorry!
2.2Britanico (asking speaker to repeat)¿cómo (dice)?sorry? I didn't quite catch that — ¿cómo? no le he oído bien
- So sorry, just to understand your question, if an ET1 is received, what would we like to be doing immediately?
2.3(expressing disagreement)lo siento(I'm) sorry, but I disagree — lo siento pero no estoy de acuerdo
3(pitiful, miserable, regrettable)(tale) lamentable(tale) lastimosohe was a sorry sight — tenía un aspecto lamentable
- the house was in a sorry state when we got back — la casa estaba en un estado lamentable cuando volvimos
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