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"Guilt" is a noun which is often translated as "la culpa", and "regret" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "arrepentirse de". Learn more about the difference between "guilt" and "regret" below.
guilt(
gihlt
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (responsibility)
a. la culpa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He accepted the guilt for losing the company's biggest client.Aceptó la culpa por perder el cliente más grande de la empresa.
2. (regret)
a. la culpa
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The criminal's guilt ate away at his conscience until he confessed.La culpa del criminal le carcomía la conciencia hasta que confesó.
b. la culpabilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The driver couldn't shake the feeling of guilt after the terrible car accident.El conductor no se podía quitar el sentimiento de culpabilidad después del accidente de coche.
3. (legal)
a. la culpabilidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
His guilt became clear when the document came to light.Su culpabilidad quedó clara cuando el documento salió a la luz.
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regret(
ri
-
greht
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to feel remorse for)
a. arrepentirse de
Have you ever regretted selling the house?¿Alguna vez te has arrepentido de haber vendido la casa?
2. (to be sorry about)
a. lamentar
We regret to inform you that you have not been selected for this position.Lamentamos informarle que no ha sido seleccionado para este puesto.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (remorse)
a. el arrepentimiento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
She confessed, not without regret, that she had lied to him.Confesó, no sin arrepentimiento, haberle mentido.
4. (sorrow)
a. el pesar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The minister accepted his letter of resignation with regret.El ministro aceptó con pesar su carta de dimisión.
regrets
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (apologies)
a. las excusas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
He sent his regrets, but he was unable to attend.Presentó sus excusas, pero no le era posible asistir.
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