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So yeah, I have a piece of homework that was due in some point in the past.
Wondering if the following apology makes sense?
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Lo siento muchísimo que este es tarde. Espero que cumpla con el nivel que usted espera.
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So you're apologizing because of the late homework...?
The first sentence should be "Siento muchísimo la tardanza." or something around those lines. The second sentence is fine.
 

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Well, im spanish native speaker, so i can easily help you
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The sentence you made isnt that bad,

Lo siento muchísimo que este es tarde. Espero que cumpla con el nivel que usted espera.

This is what you said literally in english "Im so sorry im is late. I hope that it meets the level you expect"

So basically the wrong part is the beginning. This is a tricky part, since changing from spanish to english or viceversa literally, will change its sense a lot.

You DO can translate literally Im sorry it is late, a spanish person would understand, but it will sound kinda wrong... it would be "Disculpa porque es tarde", if someone told me that, i would undesrand what he said, but it wouldnt sound right.

If you want to say, im sorry i'm late, say "Perdón por llegar tarde"
"Perdón", can be "Lo siento", or "Disculpa" as well, and you dont have to change anything else by changing these words into that sentence.

What i said in spanish is "Im sorry im arriving late", this one is easier to translate literally.
 

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Goli said:
So you're apologizing because of the late homework...?
The first sentence should be "Siento muchísimo la tardanza." or something around those lines. The second sentence is fine.
Oh, that makes sense, thanks
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Goli said:
QUOTE(WildArms @ Nov 26 2010, 07:53 PM) Well, im spanish native speaker, so i can easily help you
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The sentence you made isnt that bad,

Lo siento muchísimo que este es tarde. Espero que cumpla con el nivel que usted espera.

This is what you said literally in english "Im so sorry im is late. I hope that it meets the level you expect"

So basically the wrong part is the beginning. This is a tricky part, since changing from spanish to english or viceversa literally, will change its sense a lot.

You DO can translate literally Im sorry it is late, a spanish person would understand, but it will sound kinda wrong... it would be "Disculpa porque es tarde", if someone told me that, i would undesrand what he said, but it wouldnt sound right.

If you want to say, im sorry i'm late, say "Perdón por llegar tarde"
"Perdón", can be "Lo siento", or "Disculpa" as well, and you dont have to change anything else by changing these words into that sentence.

What i said in spanish is "Im sorry im arriving late", this one is easier to translate literally.
I was trying to say sorry for the homework being late, not me, but thank you.
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Juanmatron said:
Post what you want to say in english. I'll translate it.
It's supposed to say
QUOTEI am very sorry that this is late. I hope that it meets with the level you expect
Or thereabouts anyways.
 

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Perdon por haber dejado mi trabajo tarde, espero que cumple el nivel que te esperas.
This should do the trick if your homework is late.
 

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shlong said:
Juanmatron said:
Post what you want to say in english. I'll translate it.
It's supposed to say
QUOTE said:
I am very sorry that this is late. I hope that it meets with the level you expect
Or thereabouts anyways.

Choose one:
QUOTE
Lo siento mucho por llegar tarde. Espero que te encuentres con el nivel que tú esperabas.
Perdona por la tardanza. Espero cumplir con el nivel que esperas.
 
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