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(expression of regret)disculpa feminineexcusa feminineplease accept my apologies — le ruego me disculpe
- to offer one's apologies — disculparse
- Jim sends his apologies, but he can't come — Jim ha dicho que lo siente mucho pero no puede venir
- I think I owe you an apology — creo que le debo una disculpa
- Lunchtime came and went, with Harold bringing a tray of simple sandwiches along the explanation that Mr. Lake had to step out for a meeting and sent his apologies.
- Have been severely incapacitated by latest pregnancy symptoms so apologies for absence.
- Those who attended, and my apologies to the embassy for the fact that another appointment running over time unfortunately made me miss the event, spoke highly of the food they sampled.
- Twenty eight people attended, with seven sending formal apologies.
- He sends his apologies for being unable to appear today.
- He was the only public representative to attend the meeting although a number of others had forwarded apologies.
- Other councillors, who were unable to attend, sent their apologies and offered their support.
- He welcomed a large attendance to the meeting and there were apologies from three members.
- She thanked them for their generous donation on behalf of the Kidney Foundation and gave apologies from the people who were unable to attend.
- At the February meeting of the Association three new members were welcomed and despite some apologies the meeting was very well attended.
- I was sorry to hear about Christopher, my apologies for not attending the funeral; I was up to my neck in Borneo jungle.
- By October the Courts Service had conveyed apologies that no one would be attending the meeting.
- Many farmers sent their apologies for not attending Malhamdale Show.
- The minutes of previous meetings showed that he offered his apologies to the November meeting and attended the December meeting.
- I am afraid that I will have to tender my apologies to that meeting……
- Under local government rules, any councillor who does not attend meetings for six months without sending apologies can be disqualified from the council.
1.2British (for not attending meeting)apologies from J Brown — J Brown envía sus excusas por no poder asistir
2.1(poor specimen)apology for sth
- it's an apology for a team — es un remedo de equipo
- an apology for a marriage — una farsa de matrimonio
- Its American cousin makes a poor apology for a nest, it is true, merely a loose bundle or platform of sticks, as flimsily put together as a dove's nest.
- But in this sorry apology for a summer, show day on Sunday dawned with glorious sunshine and warm temperatures.
- It is all very well to talk about Pub City and Fun City, but it all happens in this poor apology of a downtown, a very long way off from the workplace that gets longer by the day with every additional vehicle they buy.
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