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"Momento" is a noun which is often translated as "moment", and "lo siento" is a phrase which is often translated as "I'm sorry". Learn more about the difference between "momento" and "lo siento" below.
momento(
moh
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mehn
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toh
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (instance)
a. moment
Fue en ese momento en el que me enteré del atentado terrorista.It was at that moment that I found out about the terrorist attack.
b. time
Llegó el momento en que me di cuenta que me sentí atraído por los muchachos y las muchachas.There came a time when I realized that I was attracted to both boys and girls.
2. (second)
a. moment
Dame un momento. Suena el teléfono y lo tengo que contestar.Give me a moment. The phone is ringing and I have to answer it.
3. (period of time)
a. time
Ahora estamos pasando un momento difícil en este país.We're going through a difficult time right now in this country.
4. (physics)
a. momentum
El momento llevó el patín hasta el fondo de la colina.Momentum carried the skateboard to the bottom of the hill.
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lo siento(
loh
 
syehn
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toh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (expressing regret)
a. I'm sorry
Rompí tu ordenador. Lo siento.I broke your computer. I'm sorry.
2. (expressing condolences)
a. I'm sorry
Me enteré del fallecimiento de tu padre. Lo siento.I heard about the death of your father. I'm sorry.
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