pedir perdón

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pedir perdón(
peh
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deer
 
pehr
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dohn
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to offer apologies)
a. to apologize
Mercedes pidió perdón y abandonó la sala.Mercedes apologized and left the room.
b. to apologise (United Kingdom)
Pido perdón. No era mi intención ofender a nadie, de veras.I apologise. Honestly, I didn't mean to offend anyone.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Si algo sale mal, pediré perdón.If something goes wrong, I'll say I'm sorry.
Si te has equivocado en algo, no cuesta nada pedir perdón.If you're wrong about something, it's not so hard to say you're sorry.
2. (to feel sorry)
a. to be sorry
Pido perdón por la demora.I'm sorry for the delay.
3. (to request forgiveness)
a. to ask for forgiveness
El asesino jamás mostró remordimiento ni pidió perdón.The killer never showed remorse or asked for forgiveness.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
4. (to offer apologies to)
a. to apologize to
Claudio pidió perdón a sus compañeros de trabajo por haber perdido los nervios.Claudio apologized to his colleagues for having lost his temper.
b. to apologise to (United Kingdom)
Pedro, pide perdón a tu hermana pequeña por lo que le has hecho.Apologise to your little sister for what you just did to her, Pedro.
c.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Antonio nos pidió perdón por haber llegado tan tarde.Antonio told us he was sorry for arriving so late.
Ya te pedí perdón. ¿Qué más quieres?I told you I'm sorry. What else do you want?
5. (to feel sorry for)
a. to be sorry
Les pido perdón, amigos. No volverá a ocurrir.I'm sorry, folks. It won't happen again.
6. (to request forgiveness from)
a. to ask for forgiveness
El terrorista pidió perdón a las familias de las víctimas en su lecho de muerte.The terrorist asked the victims of the families for forgiveness in his deathbed.
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