"Lo siento."

Translation:I am sorry.

May 17, 2013

282 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sgtbrach

from what my Spanish friend told me, Lo siento is used when apologizing for a small action, like, "I'm sorry, I don't have any sugar" where disculpe is more for when you're interrupting someone such as, "I'm sorry, but could you hold the door?" or when moving through a crowd and you bump into someone, "I'm sorry" or "excuse me" or "my bad"

July 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N14

So what is perdón used for then? Or are they interchangeable?

November 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camelor

I think you can use them interchangably, but I use 'perdon' more when I didn't quite hear what someone said and need them to repeat it.

November 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/N14

So the same way it'd be used in english more or less. Thanks!

November 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bhargavi712

Like we use pardon?

August 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AriBerman1

Pretty much

October 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maxm04

There's a Spanish word for that, "mande", even though google translate shows it as something different, it's a polite way of saying "What?".

October 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndrewTorr3

A more more neutral version would be "cómo". I've only really heard mande used with my Mexican friends but it's not widely used in other countries (never heard it talking to family or friends from PR, Venezuela, and Spain for example). Just a heads up, people might be confused.

December 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Phrontistery

"Mande" is a formal way of saying "At your service" when someone calls for your attention; it literally means "command (me). It really sounds respectful and pleasant when someone answers you like that.

April 20, 2018

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Hi. Can i be your friend. I need to speak to someone daily

February 15, 2019

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seventy3

May 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Spanish_Luver

Perdón is used for saying pardon/excuse me/sorry ; like asking someone to repeat something.

But Discuple means excuse me , as in to give way or get attention.

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeeFord-Hu

So if that's the case and, from what I've seen, lo siento is being sorry for someone's bad news what do I use to apologise for my actions. Eg I'm sorry I broke the vase, or, I broke the case, sorry.

February 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HamzaAsr

I'v been looking in this thread and found nothing regarding that... :((

July 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/queen001

It is used for excuse me for like permission purposes.

September 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kaykaylubsya

I think perdon is less formal ☺

December 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnnieVeg

i think it is more formal

April 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TylerByrne2

I know that...or do I?

October 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WaP4Dr4g0n4

Yes, it is

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GabyDelval3

We use "Lo siento" when you understand the pain of another person. "Disculpe" like "Excuse me" is more like a modal phrase, and "Perdón" when you already know that you were wrong and you try to repair what you have done..

August 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ahmedsamir400

Gracias

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElizabethK647929

Gracias

July 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mialove12345

Perdon means like u say pardon me

October 19, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jae_woods

It is used for "Excuse me" AND "i am sorry"

August 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WaP4Dr4g0n4

"Perdón " se usa como sinónimo. Es informal supongo. Pero "disculpe" es mas formal. "Tú perdóname" " Usted disculpe"

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/River_Locke

Perdon is used for the word pardon or pardon me i belive

February 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LiamHoulihan4

I think so

January 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/XyahAa1

that is what i am trying to figure out

September 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maya_Dez

Do you know what "Lo sieno" means?

March 2, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HawaQuisia

I am blind

September 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NanyMontes2

Perdon is another way to say sorry

October 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liliacfury

Interchangeable but one more then the other.

October 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/XyahAa1

exactly thats what my spnias aunt told me

September 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DinoLizard

yeah and same wit me; I thought it was I feel you

May 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NicoleFulc

Yes, it also means "I feel it"

January 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ellia568853

Cool!

October 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gamingfan910

Disculpe means, "Excuse me", while both perdon and lo siento means, "I am sorry". I think your friend might be wrong, I dunno.

October 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SamaraGayt2

I am Mexican and I was born in Mexico but personally for me I always use perdón I never use disculpe but that’s just how I do it

September 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Musicaljest

Thank=you. I am and it's contraction I'm, how to they differ in spanish>

September 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HawaQuisia

No

September 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OryaKlemer

Llll

August 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MariannaBa429976

Same

November 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShawnWise3

cant i say forgive me

April 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anna_starl

Thanks that is really helpful

February 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ellia568853

Is everyone having fun with the game? I'v been having trouble with some of the Spanish. Has any one else?

October 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaimen385913

nope im fine

May 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lyla1692

Thank you!

December 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoelEscalante0

Perdon = I'm sorry | disculpe =excuse me

July 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liliacfury

Eh, Perdon mainly means "Pardon". Lo siento means I'm sorry. I can kinda see how they are similar, but still.

October 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tMEvygwG

I dont understand

December 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Caca996707

Yo Perdon is sorry

April 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nathan608479

I put "excuse my pardon", but it was wrong

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElizabethK647929

How do you say a very sincere i'm sorry?

July 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dwallace

Any hints on the use of "Lo"? I don't think it has been covered. Why is it used here instead of Estoy for example? Thanks...

May 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndreasWitnstein

‘Lo siento.’ is not a literal translation of “I'm sorry.”. Literally, it means “I feel it.” ‘Lo’=“him|it” is a direct-object clitic pronoun for nouns of masculine and neuter (that is, undetermined) gender; and ‘siento’ means “I feel”.

August 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amstellodamois

There's the idea of compassion then, isn't there?

September 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grokspeak

yes, like understanding, sympathy.. so it's less like I apologize (for some mistake) and more I feel ya brother, or I know what you mean.....?

November 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sparvoli

can it be "la siento" if we're saying we are sorry to a girl?

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndreasWitnstein

No. The ‘lo’ doesn't refer to the person one is sorry for; it refers to what one is feeling sorry about.

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jerson.ara

Es perfecto

February 4, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yumi.V

"Lo siento" doesn't have an external gender: "lo" (it) is reffered to the thing that you feel sorry about and it's an undefined gender thing, since it can be used to masculine and non-specific gender words; "siento" is a conjugated verb, is the 1st person of singular of the present tense "sentir", verbs doesn't have gender neither. So, it doesn't concern the person who says this or who is saying to.

But, by the way, "la siento", with the "la" instead of the "lo" reffers to a feminine word or person, and it changes TOTALLY the meaning, because it stoped meaning an apologise and transformated to a common sentence. "La siento" can be used for example in this phrase: la herida es muy profunda, aún la siento = the wound is very deep, I'm still feel it.

October 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mo.hit

So "Lo" is kind of like "It" in English?

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NicoleFulc

Yes!

January 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheSophera

So would that mean that "Yo lo siento." would also be "I feel it."?

July 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndreasWitnstein

Yes.

July 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ArtistryHM

Finally the comment I was looking for! Thank you!

July 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShoyZeta

"Lo siento" should not be translated literally. It is one of a few spanish expressions that has a set meaning that does not quite fit its translation. Lucky for us there aren't many of these in the language.

December 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yumi.V

In fact, the meaning of the phrase is that you "feel" the pain of the other person who are talking with you, so you "feel it". But I know it's not than common in English to say "Oh, I'm feeling it, bro" or something than "I'm sorry".

October 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke_en_espanol

Sort of like, "I feel bad". As in "I feel bad about yelling at her."

December 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amble2lingo

No. It's like you feel bad for the person who is being yelled at.

October 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GrahamRawlinson

I think it means 'I feel it', but siento may have other meanings? I think just 'sorry' should be allowed.

May 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yumi.V

"Sorry" alone doesn't show the person who is saying it o who is saying to..

October 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JonesVictor

yeah it confuses me

April 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davidrosa.tt

its a spanish pharse an idiom you just need to memorise it and not try to translate it literally : LO SIENTO = I AM SORRY

December 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EzzieHall

it's okay computer... you are forgiven

December 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GrahamRawlinson

A good translation for Lo siento is 'Yeh, man', said slowly and with feeling! ;-) Just imagine Chris the DJ from Northern Exposure saying it and you have the translation.

July 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bubblesforevery1

it could also be my bad right? i practically live in mexico and thats how they use it

July 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndreasWitnstein

Yes, “My bad!” is a modern American English equivalent.

August 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/prsni.p

whats the difference of lo siento and perdon?

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PuertoMorelosJR

I am wondering something similar; specifically, when moving through a crowd (possibly to make my way to the bar for another drink) in Mexico or further south in Central America, which would be more correct when inevitably bumping into people: Lo siento; disculpe; or perdon?

October 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmitDash

I think disculpe would be the apt word for this case.

December 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlaisterCrowley

Why is lo ? can be yo siento ?

June 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iakobski

"yo siento" or just "siento" means "I feel". Lo siento as pointed out above literally translates as "I feel it" but it's a standard Spanish phrase for "I'm sorry". It's just a stock phrase you have to learn, a bit like if you say "pardon me" in English you're not literally expecting to be pardoned for a crime.

July 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ohTHATisuru

Perfect question and the answer I was looking for. Gracias!

September 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Indra1991

when and how to use lo ?

September 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rachvx

You'll see in the Object Pronouns lesson.

July 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jmay1702

"Lo siento" is actually closer to "I feel", so if someone says my grandmother past away you would respond with "I feel your pain" or just "I feel" (source: Native Bolivian speaker)

January 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yumi.V

Lo siento is literally "I feel it". Lo > It.

January 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GenoVictor

I´m sorry. Yo lo escribía así en la escuela secundaria y mi profesora de inglés lo daba por correcto.

January 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yumi.V

Es "I'm", no "I`m".

February 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kelby12967

Lo siento - I'm sorry. Perdon - Pardon me Disculpe - Excuse me

March 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lil_SavageMLG

You have to learn all the conjugations in spanish, beginning with the verb "to be", which is one of the most important verbs in all languages. Yo soy = I am Tú eres = You are (singular, colloquial) Usted es = You are (singular, formal) ÉL es = He is Ella es = She is Ell@s son = They are Ustedes son = You are (plural) Nosotr@s somos = We are Vosotros sois = You are (plural, colloquial, only used in Spain)

January 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wnoveno

what is the difference against disculpe?

May 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Renn_Xu

Based on the hints, "disculpe" seems to more of mean "excuse me". =)

May 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nick.floyd

this sentence is so deep man...

November 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kyle_monahan77

the literal meaning of lo siento is i feel it

December 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/melissaf262

Why can I just say perdon?

January 2, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yumi.V

That should be "forgive"...

October 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RitchelNac

I got it right!!! Some languange doesnt mean you need to translate word by word.....

March 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MiraKrishn

Really nice to see so many people helping out the others! Gracias!

October 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/divya7cs

why can't we use "yo soy siento" instead of 'lo siento'

July 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mexicanfoodfreak

There are good answers to your question above in the discussion. However, I will try a slightly different explanation.

<pre> (Yo) Soy = I am [The "yo" is optional.] (Yo) Siento = I feel [The "yo" is again optional.] Lo siento = I feel it (literal) or "I am sorry" (idiom) </pre>
September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Amstellodamois

So, would the complete form be "Yo lo siento"?

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndreasWitnstein

‘Lo siento.’ is complete on its own. ‘Yo lo siento.’ emphasizes the ‘Yo’, usually in a contrastive sense, as in ‘Yo lo siento, pero él no.’ = “I'm sorry, but he isn't.” or “I feel it, but he doesn't.”.

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/manolo_jafet

si, pero no se puede usar el verbo sentir como sinonimo de I AM SORRY, porque significan cosas distintas. i feel (cold, heat, love, etc) . Lo siento significa unicamente perdon o i am sorry

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/delone86

Is yo always optional? Thanks

September 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndreasWitnstein

In the present tense, unless you're contrasting yourself with someone else, answering a ‘¿Quién…?’=“Who…?” question, or emphasizing yourself, the ‘yo’ is always optional, because it's always obvious from the verb. The same is true of the preterite (simple past) and future. But for all imperfect, conditional, and subjunctive tenses, aspects, and moods, the ‘yo’ (first-person singular) verb form is the same as for ‘él’, ‘ella’, ‘usted’ (third-person singular), so you may need to include the ‘yo’ for disambiguation.

September 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/delone86

Gracias!

September 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sandra288188

The

April 30, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AmitDash

Come on, didn't you go through the excellent and detailed explanation given by iakobski in the previous post? Yo soy siento is totally incorrect.

December 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndreasWitnstein

‘Yo soy siento.’ translates to “I am I feel.” or “I am I seat.”, neither of which makes sense.

September 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Firelog

I've heard this can also mean "I understand" or "I feel you"....more like an empathetic sorry? I live near Mexico so maybe it is regional?

August 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mathymarge

maybe it is more like in English "one feels"?? or in German "man" (impersonal)?? good old Latin had something like this, but cannot exactly remember...man entschuldigt sich- also reflexive, but NOT : one excuses oneself, but rather :makes an apology for oneself

August 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndreasWitnstein

The form ‘siento’ is unambiguously first-person singular, “I feel”.

“One feels it.” is ‘Uno lo siente.’

Spanish has a reflexive verb ‘sentirse’, which is used to describe how one feels about oneself, in expressions such as ‘Me siento {bien|mal|querido|aludido}.’ = “I feel {good|bad|offended|loved}.”

August 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mathymarge

thank you very much , I was lazy, - I should have used the dictionary to delve deeper- yes, the grammar is definitely 1st person singl. As mentioned above "Lo siento" has to be seen as an idiom/a phrase and that is it- which can never be translated literally or word for word- though the English "you could say"-2nd person singl or pl. can be in German "man könnte sagen"-- thanks again!

August 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/derpyhooves123

that sounds right to me

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tachalee

i have a hard time getting the accent in the right place on this phrase. when it is said quickly, it sounds like the accent is on the e, not the i. just saying.

October 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndreasWitnstein

You're getting it right, then. In Spanish, when there's a diphthong of a low vowel (‘a’, ‘e’, ‘o’) and a high vowel (‘i’, ‘y’, ‘u’), the accent always goes on the low vowel. So, for example, ‘siete’=“seven” is pronounced ‘siéte’, and ‘veinte’=“twenty” is pronounced ‘véinte’.

October 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MrsRonz

Can you elaborate a little more about the use of the accent on 'i'? I am am having a hard time understanding when to use the accent and when not to. For "lo siento", I put the accent, but apparently that was wrong.

October 8, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yumi.V

When you have a high vowel (a/e/o) and the next or the fisrt is a low vowel (i/u), the accent is always in the high one. However, when you need that a "u" or "i" to be the stressed letter you must put an accent on it like "ú" and "í", then you can stressed it when you read it. If it hasn't got an accent, the low vowel is pronounced less strong than the high vowel. Just remember each word have also a different accentuation depends on if it's oxytone, paroxytone or proparoxytone, so maybe is other the stressed syllable, not the vowel-vowel one.

Look at this: http://www.profesorenlinea.cl/castellano/diptongotriptongo.htm it's in Spanish, but you can translate it, it has got an easy text, but read the example words in Spanish because when you translate it to English some words separated with - in parts get translated and change the structure of the original word.

For pronunciation you can search in: http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp? and http://es.forvo.com/word/lo_siento/#es

October 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fillerliting

This isn't particular to what you're asking, but a general accent rule is: If a word ends in a vowel, an n, or an s the spoken accent is on the second to last syllable.
Examples: vowel - Lo siEnto; tiEne, Anda, CUEnca, N -COmen, S - HAblas, FUImos

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/swarooprao

In what other context can I use Lo? I'm still a bit confused by 'lo' and it's function in the phrase 'Lo siento'.

November 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndreasWitnstein

You use ‘lo’ to translate the direct object “him” or “it”, unless “it” refers to a feminine noun. For example, ‘Lo uso in este contexto.’ = “I use it in this context.”.

November 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HashemHuss

THanks

December 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShreyaChaturvedi

can it be yo soy instead of Lo?

January 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camelor

As in "Yo Soy Siento?" No. That would mean, "I am I feel." "Lo siento" doesn't actually translate to "I'm Sorry," it's an idiom. That's just how they use it.

February 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lilach123

Isn't it like "I feel for you"?

February 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camelor

The literal translation of "Lo Siento" isn't "I'm Sorry," but that's how it's used. It's an Idiom.

February 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AstroTheNomer

It won't show me what "lo" means (by itself) but it shows me siento

February 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camelor

'Lo' is a pronoun that means 'it' or 'he.' You'll learn more about these later.

I'll use an example. 'Yo lo Quiero' means 'I want it.' 'Yo quiero' = I want. The lo is 'it.'

These kinds of pronouns either go before the conjugated verb, like in the example I gave above, or they're attached to the end of the infinitive.

For example, "Yo quiero hacerlo" would mean, "I want to do it." You could also say, 'Yo lo quiero hacer.' It also means, "I want to do it." It's just a different way of saying it, both are grammatically correct.

The phrase 'lo siento' is not translated literally though. Literally, it's translated as "I feel it." However, it's used idiomatically as "I'm sorry."

April 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hipporanger1234

i said lo siento and they accepted?

March 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kayli010

It is worecing a lot better than I thought it would be it gust need a little more to it like numbers

August 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tayloruiz

This thing is awesome

August 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JasonA117881

What is awesome

June 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cleuzzi

What's the difference between "lo siento" and "perdon" ? Is the second one a bit more informal?

August 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/red_bae20

I thought perdon was i am sorry

September 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thomasgome4

I need help feguring out how to spell out words

June 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FCBNeymar

write it in a paper

July 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DannyBeatzMusic

Lo siento also means "I feel it". It's a excepted answer here too. I tried it to see and it allowed me.

April 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kelly594

lo siento= i am sorry

May 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jackson4567

Before i went on duolingo i thought it ment sorry man like when you lose something.

May 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Spirittiger11

Why is it "Lo siento" and not "Disculpe"???

May 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KhalonRodney

Well, "Lo siento" means I'm sorry and discuple will primarily be used for "excuse me" not I'm sorry.

May 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DakotaIckes

Stop the clutter! Please do not report mistakes here and read the comments below before posting.

May 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/samg297989

"Is it too late now to say lo siento"

July 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Phuque.Ital

While this is a way to apologize like "I'm sorry," it's kinda cool to know that "sentir" is actually the verb to feel, and "lo siento" is a conjugation of that verb into the first person. While you're leaning a different language, keep in mind that they all have their own ways of labeling things, describing concepts, and constructing sentences. Understanding that will give you a deeper understanding of the language, rather than just matching the English translation to every new Spanish word you learn.

July 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Go4Rich

Is this particular section giving anyone else trouble? I know we are not suposed to report problems here but i've been stuck on the same section for 3 days. There are many translations that look a whole lot like mine even some that are exact but it marks them wrong anyway. None of the other sections gave me any trouble if some things weren't capitalized or i was missing an exclamation

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cheyennegeorge1

hey i thought this would be hard but it is not

November 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/alejandroc4057

this one got me good i had to study

January 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/River_Locke

I did not know that Lo siento meant i am sorry.

February 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/22bdmiller

is it too late to say lo siento now?

March 13, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoeyLukens

From what i have been told by many native Spanish speakers is that lo siento is more of my condolences or you have my sympathy. When you do something and you are apologizing the correct phrase would be desculpame - forgive my culpability.

June 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/profbg

is this like "I apologize" or "my sympathies', like when their father dies

June 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carol.Mai

Lo siento means i am sorry or i apologize. Perdon means i am sorry or i apologize

June 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/myrtleacol

thanks for your coments

August 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcusMich9

Autocorrect got me

September 8, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Savannah772929

this is way to easy

October 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/taytay287572

Great app give you confidence to learn more and more!!!!

December 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IyanaNelso1

I'm enjoying learning

January 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timmienl96

Who else learned this from Madonna? :)

August 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pippop1231

I suck at pronunciations

April 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarlSagan13

Listening to podcasts and conversations in Spanish will help you a lot and train your brain to get used to the pronunciations of letters and words at Any language you can Imagine . its the same way used by our brains to adopt our mother tongue languages as we grow up .

June 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MariahFox4

qué

April 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarlSagan13

It can mean literally : "I feel it" so it's a kind of being sorry about some sort of low effect bad actions . .

June 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eshaan96

difference between perdon and lo siento?

October 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tristan_wolf

You are right.

November 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deltech

Why can't we say 'mi perdon' instead?

November 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anaPandalo

Mi= my, for example "mi niño" translates to "my boy" so the literal meaning for "mi perdon" is "my sorry" which doesn't make sense. I hope I made sense.

September 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fillerliting

"Pardon me" would be "Perdóname"

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joedive

even when I type the correct answers on my pc or cell phone it tells me im wrong

December 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Go4Rich

i am having the same problem

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdityaDharkar

Is it like, excuse me ?

December 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davidrosa.tt

actually (EXCUSE ME ) would be disculpe or as i've seen some of my native friends use disculpeme . LO SIENTO is what is known as an idiom you.ll encounter more as you progress in the courses it means I AM SORRY and as with all other idioms my advice is to memorise them and not focus to deeply on trying to translate them literally.

December 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdityaDharkar

Thanks, it was helpful.

December 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/manolo_jafet

LO SIENTO = PERDON = i am sorry . Yo hablante del español-

January 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anubhavagg

Can I use "lo" & "yo" interchangeable. what is difference between them?

February 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iakobski

"lo" means "he" or "it". "yo" means "I".

So no, they are not interchangeable.

February 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/maxxon15

Interesting. But why not "Yo siento"? I was under the impression that "Yo" meant "I"??!

April 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jetskittles

Whats the difference between perdon and siento

July 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nmsoldier_

So how is lo used and not soy or yo?

August 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yumi.V

Because you are talking about the thing without named it, it's like "him"/"it".The meaning is "I feel it", and the "it" is the pain of the other person that you are apologising to. "I feel your pain", "I feel it" "Siento tu dolor", "Lo siento". "Yo" is a personal pronoun that means "I", in Spanish is not necessary to put it since the conjugation literally say it with the different end that it has. "Siento" is the conjugation of "sentir" (to feel) in 1st person of singular. Yo can say "Lo siento" or "Yo lo siento". "Soy" means "(I) am", it is the conjugation of the verb "ser" (to be) in 1st person of singular. Yo can't say "I am I feel", so you can't say "soy siento".

January 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stephenking96

Why not "yo siento"?

September 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yumi.V

That means "I feel", and it cut the object of the expression. However, you can say "lo siento" or "yo lo siento" and it means the same since the pronoun "yo" is included in the conjugation of the verb "sentir" ("siento" is the 1st person of the singular). But without the "lo" you miss the "it", and you aren't feeling whatever, you are feeling an specific thing, so you put "lo" and you feel "it".

"It" is the pain of the other one who is talking with you and the one who you are apologising to.

October 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lizzzielis

Why is it Lo siento and not Yo siento?

September 21, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yumi.V

Lo siento = I feel it (the pain of the other person).

Yo siento = I feel (what? nobody knows).

If you say "yo siento" nobody will know of what you are talking about. It isn't an apologise.

October 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LilySander4

Oh my gosh!!! when it told me something in Spanish, I do the translation and it said I made a mistake! but then when i look what i did wrong, is NOTHING!!!!

August 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/deriko31

Perdón is used to ask a person repeats something, or in most of cases, it's about Forgiveness.

September 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FreyjaGirl1

I am finding Spanish a lot more easy when I am on duo lingo and it gives me a chance to learn more languages than just Spanish.

November 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FreyjaGirl1

I am finding Spanish a lot more easy when I am on duo lingo and it gives me a chance to learn more languages than just Spanish.

November 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/unleashedruling

Is "Lo" just another way to say "I"? could you use "Yo soy" too?

December 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iakobski

No and no. Read the other posts in the thread.

January 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Raz2018

Why is that not ok to say Yo soy siento?

January 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iakobski

Because it makes no sense. Read the other posts in the thread.

January 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shi_loh

I thought it was im sorry

January 13, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jai459096

Could this be 'yo soy siento' ? If yes, whats the difference?

January 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iakobski

No. Read the other posts in the thread

January 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/markSpanOutlook

Didnt accept I'm sorry

February 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TehSilverFlame

Hola, lamento decir esto, pero perdiste el tiempo leyendo esto

Can you translate this? (Sorry if it says something weird, I'm not awesome at Spanish)

February 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ErdalErdoa48

Entschulding Sie

March 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rashid599797

Can sorry work

April 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anna444145

I am sorry. That is what ive said...twice. got it wrong both times.

April 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anna444145

This is crazy. I say, I am sorry, it says, no, I'm sorry. I say, I'm sorry, it says no, I am sorry.

April 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alix410870

Can somebody explain why Lo siento is used instead of Yo soy siento?

Why is Lo used, where else is it used and why?

April 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ConnorSkud

My Spanish instructor explained it like so: lo siento is what you'd say if someone's cat just died, or they are losing their house. You really 'mean it'.

May 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kwellski

Lo siento essentially means, "It, I feel." ?

May 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UtkarshSha578438

Can i use just lo ti say sorry?

June 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Etemenanki1

Of course, but nobody will understand you.

June 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Numidia99

There are many words to express "sorry" or "excuse me", anyone can explain?? ¡Por favor!

July 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Etemenanki1

That is not easy without context. Write several sentences which you would use with "sorry" or "excuse me" and we will write them down to you our more-used translations from our homeland. :)

Although I seem to recall that they already were written in the thread so good answers about that question...

July 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NetwideOFFICIAL

I suggest you don't worry about it, I don't even know you! No need to say sorry for something you didn't do.

July 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PranayMehta

What does lo and. Siento mean when used separately ?

July 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Etemenanki1

Literally (word for word) "I feel it".

  • [Yo] Siento → I feel
  • lo → It
July 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/priyana417806

Can ' I am sorry' be translated into 'yo soy Siento'?

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Etemenanki1

"I am sorry" could be translated into "lo siento" or "lo lamento".

"Yo soy siento" →"I am feel" (Both of them don't mean anything, just gibberish.)

August 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RENUSINGH132119

Someone please explain difference between perdon and lo siento

August 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AndrewCham875085

Why use lo instead of yo?

September 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Etemenanki1

It is not using "lo" instead of "yo". "Lo siento" is the same that "Yo lo siento". "Lo" has nothing to do with "yo".

September 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fillerliting

I put "I'm sorry" and they didn't accept it. What!?

September 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dennis146635

I have a problem knowing when to use accents and what letters to use them on. Any help?

September 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Konstantin327694

As far as i understand i can translate "lo siento" as I'm sorry and Excuse me. Then why only 1 variant is right?

September 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iangieekc.honey

Why does it mark it as incorrect if I forget to upper case the first letter?? This is weird something explain

October 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnanyaVish3

The first two times it was wrong. And the last time 'lo' was wrong and siento was correct when both are suppose to be right

October 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xpellar

¡Hola comunidad! Question: why it is Lo Siento and not Soy siento?

October 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liliacfury

Well, let's break down what Lo siento actually means. Lo is a direct object pronoun. "A direct object receives the action (in this case, verb, we will get to that later) performed by the subject." Quote by Google. Then a direct object pronoun is just when the direct object is in the form of a pronoun. In English, a DOP (direct object pronoun) follows the verb or action. In Spanish, the DOP leads it, hense the reason why Lo is leading siento. Which yes, siento is a verb, more specifically a conjugation of the pronoun I and the verb feel. So the sentence really means I feel and the lo in the beginning gets transferred to the end of the verb conjugation to form it, since in English DOP's trail the verb conjugation or verb and not lead them, unlike in Spanish. So we get the sentence I feel it, which is basically an apology if you really think about it (it's late and I don't want to explain it). Saying Soy siento would mean I am I feel, which is weird because you're putting two conjugations next to each other.

November 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cherimous

Every time I use the microphone, I say it correct, and it says I am wrong. Is it because my microphone is not on? Hpw to turn on?

November 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joseph921664

I put i apologize and it said it was incorrect

December 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kevin925363

When I said the same exact thing it said it was wrong

December 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZaniaKnigh

I need to learn Lo siento

December 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/leomatey

How am I supposed to know new words like I'm some magician ? Or Am missing any module in this app?

December 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shaneese20

Can't I just say Soy siento?

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iakobski

You can say that if you like, but you won't be understood.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tera985934

I put duo i am sorry. Please pardon me Xd

January 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jasmine435213

Why does i change from soy to lo when saying im sorry?

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/keara448276

Lo siento means please not i am sorry

January 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Highwater_

Lo siento is the Esapnol (spanish) equivalent of I am sorry. It is used when you are regretful of an action or of something you verbally said. For example you could say, ¨Lo Siento por" as a starter, which means I am sorry for. Some sentences include Lo Siento por lastimarte. Which is the equivalent of I am sorry for hurting you. Hope this helped. -Port209

January 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xa_BEAST

Lo siento but i am going to bite

January 25, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SLIMEQUEEN102493

Why is it only two words

February 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RENEE879060

Excuse me

March 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Reina247943

Am i suppose to say it in a certin way

March 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SarahK.Far

This app is great my god daughter learned every language in this app!

March 9, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EdgarSmith9

I accidently touched the button on my screen that turns off audio answers for one hour? How can I Undue this mistake?

March 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KileyBaker5

Bahahahahaha sike boi

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KileyBaker5

Bahahahahaha sike boi

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KileyBaker5

Bahahahahaha sike boi

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KileyBaker5

Bahahahahaha sike boi

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KileyBaker5

Bahahahahaha sike boi

March 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LachlanWar4

I SAID LO SIENTO AND THE DUMB THING MADE IT INCORRECT!!!

April 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RafaelMari622300

I thought i am was yo soy, so is lo a different way of saying it?

April 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GrasshopperMan

So what's the difference between pérdon and lo siento?

April 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sariah731124

I meant to put im sorry

April 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bully67089

Use Google Word search

April 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bully67089

Use microphone

April 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bully67089

Microphone

April 13, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jessica652544

Can we favorite certain phases or words on here??

April 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elias627137

ME LA PELAN

April 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/raj437950

Can i use 'yo soy siento' instead of 'lo siento'?

April 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarlSagan13

No , you can not use "Soy" . The word "Siento" witch is a verb already contains the meaning , lo is the object . it refers to an object . So lo siento literally means : I feel it . as an expression to say : I feel what you feel . which means a Light expression to say I am sorry I can feel what do you feel

June 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MemoFriend

I put ma instead of am. Typing too fast

May 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jin532265

I said it!

May 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NillaPatri

Debería de ser solo lo siento

May 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kidzbopme

26 for me

May 18, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ahmedsamir400

I think it's more like just "sorry".

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Trev339858

I put luis please as a joke Doulingos real name is Luis jk

May 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MariePenny

It the same thing if you say am sorry or i am sorry just without the i

May 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack994383

lo siento I am sorry

June 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/profbg

i was taught this means deeply sorry not just like “i’m sorry to get in your way, where you would use "disculpe". but my doorman told me just say “ perdon me”. w spanish-pronouncing of me.

June 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nathan608479

I put "excuse my pardon" but it was wrong

June 23, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tom426270

I had another cortect answe

June 27, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rayna78655

That is a tricky word lol

June 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rayna78655

Perdón and Disculpa are almost the same thing!

June 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Josh339871

I really thought "excuse me" would be good

July 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dragonpoke1

Why doesn't I apologize work

July 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SusieQDean1

I understand that the idiom means "I’m sorry" Does anyone know what the words mean separately? We are seeing the word, "siento," in other contexts. I’m curious about an exact translation. Anyone here know?

July 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steven950161

This is where things get confusing for me. 'Tu eres un hombre'= I AM a man. Why do you not use 'Tu eres' for 'I AM sorry'?

July 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iska722749

Perdon

August 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sumayya335582

Why dont we use soy for am

August 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alison944678

Is there a way to change the audio lessons to fast speed as a default? Mine starts with the turtle audio. I prefer to learn by hearing normal speech sounds. Gracias!

August 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/syriana345161

How do you use this thing like???!!!!!!! Because evey time i say i am sorry in to the thing the first is right but the second is wrong like WHAT

August 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anthony401589

I got it right, but it counted it wrong. And now all my lives are gone. But still just a minor error. I dont mean to be critical though.

August 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Master_Yoshi

Yeet

August 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Adyasha478352

Doesn't perdon mean more like 'pardon me'? Also how are perdon and lo siento supposed to be used in a conversation?

September 7, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/unibootthegreat

I said it correctly and exactly how they said it after me but they said I said it incorrectly like what?!

September 10, 2019
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