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"I am sorry" is a phrase which is often translated as "perdón", and "I do not speak Spanish" is a phrase which is often translated as "no hablo Español". Learn more about the difference between "I am sorry" and "I do not speak Spanish" below.
I am sorry(
ay
 
ahm
 
sa
-
ri
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to apologize)
a. perdón
Oops, I didn't see you! I am sorry.Ups, ¡no te vi! Perdón.
2. (used to offer sympathy)
a. lo siento
I heard that your grandfather passed away. I am sorry.Oí que falleció tu abuelo. Lo siento.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I am sorry that I couldn't help you.Lamento que no pudiera ayudarte.
I am sorry that you've been sick.Siento que hayas estado enfermo.
3. (used to ask for something to be repeated)
a. perdón
Sorry, could you repeat that?Perdón, ¿podrías repetirlo?
b. cómo
I am sorry? I didn't hear you.¿Cómo? No te oí.
c. perdone
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
I am sorry, what did you say?Perdone, ¿qué dijo?
d. mande
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
I am sorry? I didn't understand what you said.¿Mande? No entendí lo que dijo.
4. (used to get someone's attention)
a. perdón
I am sorry, could you tell me how to get to the stadium?Perdón, ¿me podría decir cómo llegar al estadio?
b. disculpa
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
I am sorry, what time does the store close?Disculpa, ¿a qué hora cierra la tienda?
c. disculpe
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
I am sorry, do you know what time it is?Disculpe, ¿sabe qué hora es?
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I do not speak Spanish(
ay
 
du
 
nat
 
spik
 
spah
-
nihsh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. no hablo Español
I don't speak Spanish. Do you speak English?No hablo español. ¿Hablas inglés?
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