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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. arrepentido
I know it was an accident, but you could have been a bit more apologetic.Ya sé que no lo hiciste a propósito, pero podrías haberte mostrado más arrepentido.
b. de disculpa
The waitress gave me an apologetic smile and said: "I'm sorry. I'm afraid we've run out of hake."La camarera me dio una sonrisa de disculpa y dijo: "Lo siento. Se nos acabó la merluza."
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Of course it was a stupid thing to do, but David was very apologetic about it.Claro que fue una tontería hacer esto, pero sí que lo sentía mucho David.
The doctor was very apologetic about what had happened to me.El médico se disculpó mucho por lo que me había pasado.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (tone, smile)
a. de disculpa
she was quite apologetic about itlo sentía mucho
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apologetic [əˌpɒləˈdʒetɪk]
[+look, smile, letter, tone] de disculpa
he came in with an apologetic air entró como pidiendo disculpas; he didn't seem in the least apologetic no parecía sentirlo en absoluto; "oh, I'm sorry," said the girl, immediately apologetic —ay, lo siento —dijo la niña disculpándose rápidamente; twenty minutes late, a profusely apologetic Mrs Perks arrived la Sra. Perks llegó con veinte minutos de retraso disculpándose profusamente; he was very apologetic se deshizo en disculpas; to be apologetic about sth disculparse por algo
he was almost apologetic for being there He was apologetic about the inconvenience he had caused us He was apologetic about discussing his difficulties
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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