What Does "Lo Siento" Mean in English?

Written by Nate Webber

Idiomatic USA Chief Content Officer

The phrase "Lo Siento" in Spanish is a common expression that is often translated to "I'm sorry" in English. However, this translation doesn't capture the full essence of the phrase's literal meaning and its usage in Spanish.

Literal Translation and Meaning

Differences from Direct Translation

lo siento in english

Usage in Spanish

"Lo siento" is a versatile phrase in Spanish that goes beyond a mere apology. Its usage reflects an understanding and acknowledgment of feelings, both one’s own and others', making it a phrase rich in emotional depth.

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