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Turkish translation of “sorry”

sorry

adjective
 
 
/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
Özür dilerim!', 'Üzgünüm!', 'Affedersiniz!' 'Pardon!'
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.Sadness and regretMaking and accepting apologiesPolite expressions
SYMPATHY A2 used to show sympathy or sadness for a person or situation
üzgün, mütessir
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.Sympathy and compassion
Sorry? mainly UK used as a polite way to say that you did not hear what someone has just said
Pardon?', 'Efendim?', 'Özür dilerim, anlayamadım?', 'Ne demiştiniz?'
Sorry? What was that?Polite expressions
WISH SOMETHING WAS DIFFERENT A1 used to say that you wish something in the past had not happened or had been different
üzgün, pişman, mütessir
[+ (that)] I'm sorry that I ever met him.Sadness and regret
a sorry sight/state/tale a bad condition or situation
berbat bir durum/şart/koşul
Her car was in a sorry state after the accident.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
(Definition of sorry from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)
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