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"Perdona" is a phrase which is often translated as "excuse me", and "perdone" is a phrase which is also often translated as "excuse me". Learn more about the difference between "perdona" and "perdone" below.
perdona
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
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)
(used to call someone's attention; second person singular)
a. excuse me
Perdona, ¿tienes hora?Excuse me, do you have the time?
2.
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)
(used to apologize; second person singular)
a. I'm sorry
¡Ay! ¡Me pisaste! - ¡Uy, perdona!Ouch! You stepped on my foot! - Oh, I'm sorry!
b. excuse me
¡Perdona! Pensé que no había nadie en el baño.Excuse me! I thought no one was in the bathroom.
3.
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)
(used to ask permission to go past; second person singular)
a. excuse me
Perdona. - ¡Oye, no empujes! - ¡Lo siento, es una urgencia!Excuse me. - Hey, don't push! - I'm sorry, it's an emergency!
4.
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)
(used to ask for something to be repeated; second person singular)
a. excuse me
Llevas los cordones de los zapatos desatados. - ¿Perdona?Your shoes are unlaced. - Excuse me?
5.
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)
(used to object or disagree; second person singular)
a. excuse me
Ese asiento es mío. - Perdona, pero yo llegué primero.That's my seat. - Excuse me, I got here first.
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perdone
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(used to call someone's attention; second person singular)
a. excuse me
Perdone, ¿tiene usted fuego?Excuse me, do you have a light?
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(used to apologize; second person singular)
a. I'm sorry
Eso no es asunto suyo. - Perdone, señora. No quería molestarla.That's none of your business. - I'm sorry, ma'am. I didn't mean to bother you.
b. excuse me
"Perdone. Me equivoqué de número," dijo el hombre antes de colgar."Excuse me. Wrong number," said the man before hanging up.
3.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(used to ask permission to go past; second person singular)
a. excuse me
Perdone. - Ah, pase, pase. Yo estoy esperando a otro autobús.Excuse me. - Yeah, please, go ahead. I'm waiting for a different bus.
4.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(used to ask for something to be repeated; second person singular)
a. excuse me
El examen será el próximo jueves. - ¿Perdone? ¿Puede repetir, por favor?The test will be next Thursday. - Excuse me? Could you repeat that, please?
5.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(used to object or disagree; second person singular)
a. excuse me
Esta zona es para personal de la embajada. No puede estacionar aquí. - ¿Perdone? Soy la agregada de prensa.This area is for embassy personnel only. You can't park here. - Excuse me? I'm the press attaché.
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