Translation of "sorry" - English-Polish dictionary


adjective uk us /ˈsɒri/
(I'm) sorry

B2 something that you say to be polite when you have done something wrong, or when you cannot agree with someone or accept something

przepraszam, przykro mi
Sorry I'm late.
Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't see you there.
Tom, I'm so sorry about last night - it was all my fault.
I'm sorry, but I just don't think it's a good idea.

A2 used to show sympathy or sadness for a person or situation

I feel sorry for the children - it must be very hard for them.
I was sorry to hear about your brother's accident.
[ + (that) ] I'm sorry that things didn't work out for 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?

A1 used to say that you wish something in the past had not happened or had been different

≈ żałować
[ + (that) ] I'm sorry that I ever met him.
a sorry sight/state/tale

a bad condition or situation

opłakany widok/stan, przykra sprawa
Her car was in a sorry state after the accident.

(Translation of “sorry” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)