OHWAD-Basic words





To feel sorry (for so. or sth.)




Example sentences:

Sajnálom a barátnőmet, mert nagyon stresses időszaka van.

I feel sorry for my girlfriend because she’s going through a very stressful time.

[Sorry-feel-I the girlfriend-my(acc.), because very(adv.) stress-y time-period-hers exists.]


A te hibád, nem sajnállak.

It’s your fault and I’m not feeling sorry for you.

[The you fault-yours, not feel-sorry-for-you..]



Related terms:

Bocsánat! / Bocs! / Bocsi! – I’m sorry / colloq. abbreviations of “Bocsánat!”

együttérzés – compassion

kár – damage

megbán – to regret

megsajnál (valakit / valamit) – to become sorry (for so. / sth.)

önsajnálat – self-pity

sajnálat – sorrow

sajnáltatja magát – to make others feel sorry for onself

Sajnálom! – I’m sorry! (a bit more serious than “Bocsánat!”; also used if you’re not at fault but just want to express compassion)

sért – to hurt (verbally)



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