French translation of 'sorry'
1. (apologizing) désolé(e)
I’m really sorry. Je suis vraiment désolé.
I’m sorry I’m late. Je suis désolé d’être en retard. ⧫ Je m’excuse d’être en retard.
to be sorry about sth être désolé(e) pour qch ⧫ s’excuser pour qch
I’m sorry about the noise. Je suis désolé pour le bruit. ⧫ Je m’excuse pour le bruit.
sorry! pardon ! ⧫ excusez-moi !
Sorry for barging in like this. Désolé(e) de faire irruption comme cela.
Sorry to call so late. Désolé(e) d’appeler si tard.
to say one is sorry, to say sorry (= apologize) s’excuser
She came and said she was sorry. Elle est venue s’excuser.
2. (= regretful)
He was sorry he had agreed to stay for dinner. Il regrettait d’avoir accepté de rester dîner.
you’ll be sorry! tu le regretteras !
3. (expressing sympathy) désolé(e)
I’m sorry about what’s happened. Je suis désolé de ce qui s’est passé.
I’m sorry to hear that ... Je suis navré(e) d’apprendre que ...
4. (= pitying)
to feel sorry for sb plaindre qn
to feel sorry for o.s. s’apitoyer sur son sort
5. (= what did you say)
sorry? pardon ?
6. (disagreeing with sb)
I’m sorry, I can’t agree with you. Je suis désolé, je ne partage pas votre avis.
7. (correcting oneself)
Refugees, (sorry, economic migrants) ... Les réfugiés, je veux dire les migrants économiques, ...
8. (= lamentable)
[condition, excuse] pitoyable
[tale] triste (before n)
[state] triste (before n)
This chair is in a rather sorry state. Cette chaise est dans un bien triste état.
to be a sorry sight [person] avoir l’air mal en point; [garden, house] offrir un triste spectacle
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Example Sentences Including 'sorry'
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This is not about feeling sorry for people.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
It was indeed a sorry sight.The Wind in the Willows (1908)
But she must say sorry and not see the neighbour.The Sun (2010)
It might take them a minute to realise you really are sorry.The Sun (2010)
It said: 'We were sorry to hear about this issue.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
It's hard to see anyone feeling sorry for them.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
One of my students came up with a name for the whole sorry situation.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
She'll be sorry to hear that he does so again.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
We wanted to say personally how very sorry we were about what had happened.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
You can say sorry and move on.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
And it is understood the player appeared genuinely sorry for his use of language and is writing personally to the woman who complained.The Sun (2011)
Officials hope to avoid the sorry sight of a third of the 90,000 stadium being empty.The Sun (2010)
We must not feel sorry for ourselves.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
I used to feel sorry for my daughter when she was growing up.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Send flowers and write her a letter so she hears how sorry you are.The Sun (2014)
She said: 'We are really sorry about this.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
The offender is simply made to say to sorry to his victim and in return he will not get a criminal record.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
There was no feeling sorry for yourself.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
They are deeply sorry for the offence they have caused.The Sun (2015)
We are sorry for any offence caused.The Sun (2008)
Your sorry situation shows why it is vital to get guidance before getting involved in surrogacy.The Sun (2011)
She ended simply: 'I am sorry.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Tell her you can understand why she might feel that way and that you are sorry she feels bad.The Guide to Lesbian and Gay Parenting (1993)
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Translation of sorry from the Collins English to French Dictionary