Quick answer
"Disculpe" is a form of "disculpar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to forgive". "Podemos ver esa escultura" is a phrase which is often translated as "we can see that sculpture". Learn more about the difference between "disculpe" and "podemos ver esa escultura" below.
disculpar(
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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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podemos ver esa escultura
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (in statements)
a. we can see that sculpture
Si vamos al museo, podemos ver esa escultura que lo hizo famoso.If we go to the museum, we can see that sculpture that made him famous.
2. (in questions)
a. can we see that sculpture
¿Podemos ver esa escultura del pastor? - No, lo siento, la están restaurando.Can we see that sculpture of the shepherd? - No, I'm sorry. It's being restored.
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