German Phrase of the Day

es tut mir leid



Definitions

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es tut mir leid
     Phrase. Sorry.
          Es tut mir leid, aber ich kann morgen nicht kommen.
            Sorry, but I can't come tomorrow.
Analysis
Es
     n-n. (psychology) id
     n-n. (music) E-flat
     pron. it (referring to things)
     pron. he (with reference to male creatures, people etc. that are grammatically neuter)
     pron. she (with reference to female creatures, people etc. that are grammatically neuter)
tut
     v. third-person singular present of tun
          Es tut mir leid — I am sorry
     v. second-person plural present of tun
     v. imperative plural of tun
     tun
          v. to do (to perform or execute an action)
               Tu es! — Do it!
               Man tut, was man kann. — One does what one can.
               Er tat das, was man ihm gesagt hat. — He did as he was told.
               Das einzige, was er je tat, war arbeiten. — The only thing he ever did was work.
mir
     pron. (personal) dative of ich: me, to me:
          Er gab es mir. - He gave it to me.
     pron. (regional, dialectal or colloquial) alternative form of wir we
Leid
     n-n. woe, grief, distress, sorrow, suffering, affliction
     n-n. wrong, harm, injury
     adj. uncomfortable

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