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"Disculpas" is a form of "disculpar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to forgive". "Aceptadas" is a form of "aceptar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to accept". Learn more about the difference between "disculpas" and "aceptadas" below.
disculpar(
dees
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kool
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pahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to pardon)
a. to forgive
Por favor, discúlpame por haber roto la guitarra.Please, forgive me for breaking the guitar.
b. to excuse
Discúlpeme por llegar unos minutos tarde.Excuse me for arriving a few minutes late.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to ask forgiveness)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Disculpe, por favor. ¿Me dice dónde está la parada del metro?Excuse me, please. Can you tell me where the subway station is?
Disculpa, no te he visto trabajando allí. Me pondré los cascos.I'm sorry, I didn't see you there working. I'll put headphones in.
disculparse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
3. (to admit guilt)
a. to apologize
Si te disculparas, quizás te perdonaría.If you apologized, perhaps he'd forgive you.
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aceptar(
ah
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sehp
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tahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to approve)
a. to accept
El comité aceptó su tesis.The committee accepted his thesis.
2. (to consent to)
a. to agree to
Aceptaron pagar los daños hechos por su perro.They agreed to pay for the damage done by their dog.
3. (to receive)
a. to take
Aceptamos todas las tarjetas de crédito, pero no los cheques personales.We take all credit cards, but no personal checks.
b. to accept
Mi esposo no se encuentra, pero yo puedo aceptar el paquete si quiere.My husband's not here, but I can accept the package if you want.
4. (to admit)
a. to accept
Te equivocaste, y yo sí tenía razón. - Ok, lo acepto.You were wrong, and I was right. - Ok, I admit it.
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