Translation of "sorry" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ˈsɒr·i/ us /ˈsɑr·i/
(I’m) sorry

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

(lo) siento
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

compadecer a alguien
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.
(I’m) sorry

used to politely disagree or refuse to do something

lo siento
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?

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


adjective /ˈsori/

used when apologizing or expressing regret

lo siento
I’m sorry (that) I forgot to return your book
Did I give you a fright? I’m sorry.

apologetic or full of regret

triste, arrepentido, desolado
I think he’s really sorry for his bad behaviour/behavior
I’m sure you were sorry to hear about his death.

unsatisfactory; poor; wretched

a sorry state of affairs.
be/feel sorry for

to pity

sentir, lamentar
I’m / I feel really sorry for that poor woman.

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