Bedeutung von “sorry” im Essential English Dictionary


adjective uk /ˈsɒri/
(I’m) sorry

A1 something that you say to be polite when you have done something wrong:

Sorry I’m late.
Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t see you there.

A2 used to show that you are sad about a person or situation:

I was sorry to hear about your accident.
feel sorry for someone

B1 to feel sympathy for someone because they are in a difficult situation:

I feel so sorry for the children.
I feel so sorry for them – their dog just died.

used to say that you wish something in the past had been different:

I’m sorry that I ever met him.

used to politely disagree or refuse to do something:

I’m sorry, I don’t agree with you.
sorry? mainly UK

used as a polite way to say that you did not hear what someone has just said:

Sorry? What was that?

(Definition von “sorry” aus dem Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)