Translation of "excuse" - English-Spanish dictionary

excuse

verb uk /ɪkˈskjuːz/ us /ɪkˈskjuz/ present participle excusing, past tense and past participle excused

B1 to forgive someone for something that is not very serious

disculpar
Please excuse my appearance – I’ve been painting.

to say that someone does not have to do something

eximir
Could I be excused from football training today?
excuse me

A1 used to politely get someone’s attention

disculpe
Excuse me, does this bus go to Oxford Street?
excuse me

used to ask someone politely to move so that you can get past

perdón
noun uk /ɪkˈskjuːs/ us /ɪkˈskjus/

B1 a reason that you give to explain why you did something wrong

excusa
I hope he’s got a good excuse for being so late.

B1 a false reason that you give to explain why you do something

pretexto
Nick was just looking for an excuse to call her.

(Translation of “excuse” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

excuse

verb /ikˈskjuːz/

to forgive or pardon

perdonar, excusar
Excuse me – can you tell me the time?
I’ll excuse your carelessness this time.

to free (someone) from a task, duty etc

dispensar
May I be excused from swimming practice today?
excusable /ikˈskjuːzəbl/ adjective

pardonable

perdonable
The goalkeeper’s mistake was excusable.

(Translation of “excuse” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)