"Disculpe" is a form of "disculpar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to forgive". "No entiendo" is a phrase which is often translated as "I don't understand". Learn more about the difference between "disculpe" and "no entiendo" below.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to ask forgiveness)
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.
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