pardon
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pardon(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (forgiveness)
a. el perdón
(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).
I begged his pardon for my mistake.Le pedí perdón por mi error.
2. (legal)
a. el indulto
(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 rebels were granted a pardon and set free.Los rebeldes recibieron un indulto y fueron liberados.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (to forgive)
a. perdonar
Pardon me, could you tell me where the police station is?Perdóneme, ¿podría decirme dónde está la comisaría?
4. (legal)
a. indultar
The king pardoned the criminals for their crimes.El rey indultó a los delincuentes por sus crímenes.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
5. (sorry)
a. perdón
Pardon? Could you repeat what you said?¿Perdón? ¿Puedes repetir lo que dijiste?
b. cómo
Pardon? I couldn't hear you over the noise of the train.¿Cómo? No te pude escuchar por el ruido del tren.
c. qué
I'm going to give away my fortune and become a pilgrim. - Pardon? Are you crazy or what?Voy a regalar mi fortuna y convertirme en peregrino. - ¿Qué? ¿Estás loco?
d. mande
Please take the luggage upstairs. - Pardon? Where?Por favor, lleva el equipaje arriba. - ¿Mande? ¿Adónde?
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pardon
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (forgiveness)
a. el perdón
(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).
2. (law)
a. el indulto
(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).
(I beg your) pardon?¿cómo dice?
I beg your pardon!¡discúlpeme!
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (action, person)
a. perdonar, excusar
4. (law)
a. indultar
pardon me?¿cómo dice?
pardon me!¡discúlpeme!
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pardon [ˈpɑːdn]
noun
1 perdón (m)
to beg sb's pardon pedir perdón a algn; I do beg your pardon! ¡perdone usted!; ¡disculpe!; especially (LAm) I beg your pardon, but could you ...? perdone or disculpe la molestia, pero ¿podría usted ...?; especially (LAm) (I beg your) pardon? (what?) ¿perdón?; ¿cómo?; ¿mande?; (Méx)
2 (Jur) indulto (m)
free pardon indulto (m) absoluto; general pardon amnistía (f)
transitive verb
1 (forgive) perdonar; disculpar; especially (LAm)
to pardon sb sth perdonar algo a algn; pardon me, but could you ...? perdone or disculpe la molestia, pero ¿podría usted ...?; especially (LAm) pardon me! ¡perdone!; ¡ay, perdone!; pardon me? (US) ¿perdón?; ¿cómo?; ¿mande?; (Méx) pardon my mentioning it siento tener que decirlo; perdone que se lo diga
2 (Jur) indultar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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