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English translation of 'regretter'

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regretter

[ʀ(ə)ɡʀete ]
Verb Table transitive verb
1.  to regret
Elle regrette ce qu’elle a dit. She regrets saying what she did.
regretter d’avoir fait to regret doing
regretter que to regret thatto be sorry that
je ne regrette rien I have no regrets
2.  [personne] to miss
3.  [chose, temps] to miss
Je regrette mon ancien travail. I miss my old job.
Verb Table intransitive verb
(être désolé) to be sorry
Je regrette. I’m sorry.
Non, je regrette. No, I’m sorry.
Je regrette, je ne peux pas vous aider. I’m sorry, I can’t help you.

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Example Sentences Including 'regretter'

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Et j'ai pour principe de ne pas regretter ce que je fais Clac.
Actuel
Et tâcher maintenant d'oublier, de ne pas regretter le petit monde du Conservatoire.
Dangerfield, Yves & Girod, Francis L'enfance de l'art
Il paraissait le penser vraiment mais le regretter presque en même temps.
Dangerfield, Yves & Girod, Francis L'enfance de l'art
Les galeries, qui commencent à regretter l'époque où installer une oeuvre coûtait le prix d'un clou, ne peuvent pas suivre.
Le Monde (1997)
On ne va reprocher à personne de n'être pas Stefan Zweig, mais on peut le regretter.
Le Monde (1999)
Que cela ne soit pas une raison pour regretter le bon vieux temps ou l'ceil et la main de l'homme étaient seuls responsables.
Arnaud, Jean-François Le siècle de la communication
S'il ne veut pas avoir à regretter un jour que s'y impose la seule loi du plus fort.
Le Nouvel Observateur (2002)

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'regretter' in Other Languages

British English: regret /rɪˈɡrɛt/ VERB
If you regret something that you have done, you wish that you had not done it.
He regretted saying it the moment he uttered the words.
  • American English: regret
  • Arabic: يَنْدَمُ عَلَى
  • Brazilian Portuguese: arrepender-se
  • Chinese: 后悔
  • Croatian: zažaliti
  • Czech: litovat něčeho
  • Danish: fortryde
  • Dutch: betreuren
  • European Spanish: lamentar
  • Finnish: katua
  • French: regretter
  • German: bedauern
  • Greek: μετανιώνω
  • Italian: rimpiangere
  • Japanese: 後悔する
  • Korean: 후회하다
  • Norwegian: beklage
  • Polish: pożałować
  • European Portuguese: arrepender-se
  • Romanian: a regreta
  • Russian: сожалеть
  • Latin American Spanish: lamentar
  • Swedish: ångra
  • Thai: เสียใจ
  • Turkish: pişman olmak
  • Ukrainian: шкодувати
  • Vietnamese: tiếc
British English: rue VERB
If you rue something that you have done, you are sorry that you did it, because it has had unpleasant results.
He was probably ruing his decision.
  • American English: rue
  • Brazilian Portuguese: arrepender-se de
  • Chinese: 懊悔
  • European Spanish: arrepentirse de
  • French: regretter
  • German: bereuen
  • Italian: pentirsi amaramente di
  • Japanese: 後悔する
  • Korean: 후회하다
  • European Portuguese: arrepender-se de
  • Latin American Spanish: arrepentirse de

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