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"Disculpe" is a form of "disculpar", a transitive verb which is often translated as "to forgive". "Señor" is a noun which is often translated as "man". Learn more about the difference between "disculpe" and "señor" below.
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)
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.
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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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (adult male)
a. man
El señor de la tienda me cobró 25 dólares.The man at the store charged me 25 dollars.
b. gentleman
Está saliendo con un señor que conoció en el club de golf.She's dating a gentleman she met at the golf club.
2. (spouse)
Regionalism used in Mexico
a. husband
Le dijo a su señor que no se le olvidara la leche para su bebé.She told her husband not to forget the milk for their baby.
3. (boss)
a. master
El señor ha contratado cinco jardineros.The master has hired five gardeners.
4. (form of address)
a. sir
Señor, ¿le gustaría una taza de té?Would you like a cup of tea, sir?
b. Mr. (title)
El señor Ramírez llega mañana de Madrid.Mr. Ramirez arrives tomorrow from Madrid.
c. Sir (title)
Al conferirle el título de caballero, ahora se conoce como Sir Richard.Having been knighted, he is now known as Sir Richard.
d. Lord (title)
El señor Neuberger fue presidente de la corte suprema del Reino Unido.Lord Neuberger was president of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
a. awesome
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
¡Qué señor coche tienes!What an awesome car you have!
A proper noun refers to the name of a person, place, or thing.
proper noun
6. (religion)
a. Lord
El Señor, tu Dios, está en medio de ustedes. The Lord your God is in your midst.
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