pedir disculpasintransitive verb phrase
1. (to offer apologies)transitive verb phrase
a. to apologize
¿Por qué te cuesta tanto pedir disculpas?Why is it so difficult for you to apologize?
b. to apologise (United Kingdom)
La presidenta pidió disculpas por su ausencia de la reunión anterior.The president apologised for her absence from the previous meeting.
No sé por qué tengo que pedir disculpas. Yo no he hecho nada malo.I don't see why I should say I'm sorry. I haven't done anything wrong.
Estaba tan avergonzado que pedí disculpas y me fui.I was so ashamed that I said I was sorry and left.
2. (to offer apologies to)
Quisiera pedirle disculpas por haber tardado tanto en responder a su correo electrónico.I would like to apologize to you for having taken so long in answering your email.
b. to apologise to (United Kingdom)
Has ofendido a mis amigos, y creo que deberías pedirles disculpas.You've offended my friends, and I think you should apologise to them.
Pedí disculpas a Juana por lo que le había dicho, pero ella ni se acordaba de qué era.I told Juana I was sorry for what I'd said to her, but she didn't even remember what it was.
Ya le pedí disculpas, no sé qué más quiere que haga.I've already told him I was sorry. I don't know what else he wants me to do.
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