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 — presentar sus (/ mis etc. ) disculpas / excusas
- 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
- to make no apology for sth
- I make no apology for bringing up the subject — no tengo ningún reparo en sacar el tema a colación
- I make no apology for my remarks — no me arrepiento de lo que dije
- He welcomed a large attendance to the meeting and there were apologies from three members.
- Under local government rules, any councillor who does not attend meetings for six months without sending apologies can be disqualified from the council.
- Other councillors, who were unable to attend, sent their apologies and offered their support.
- He sends his apologies for being unable to appear today.
- At the February meeting of the Association three new members were welcomed and despite some apologies the meeting was very well attended.
- He was the only public representative to attend the meeting although a number of others had forwarded apologies.
- Twenty eight people attended, with seven sending formal apologies.
- The minutes of previous meetings showed that he offered his apologies to the November meeting and attended the December meeting.
- By October the Courts Service had conveyed apologies that no one would be attending the meeting.
- Have been severely incapacitated by latest pregnancy symptoms so apologies for absence.
- I am afraid that I will have to tender my apologies to that meeting……
- Many farmers sent their apologies for not attending Malhamdale Show.
- 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.
- I was sorry to hear about Christopher, my apologies for not attending the funeral; I was up to my neck in Borneo jungle.
- 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.
- She thanked them for their generous donation on behalf of the Kidney Foundation and gave apologies from the people who were unable to attend.
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
- But in this sorry apology for a summer, show day on Sunday dawned with glorious sunshine and warm temperatures.
- 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.
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