Ask a Question

(Create a thread)
Go Back   Spanish language learning forums > Spanish & English Languages > Grammar

Lo siento, is it correct phrase?


This is the place for questions about conjugations, verb tenses, adverbs, adjectives, word order, syntax and other grammar questions for English or Spanish.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old August 11, 2017, 02:53 PM
Newtoninspired Newtoninspired is offline
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 1
Newtoninspired is on a distinguished road
Lo siento, is it correct phrase?

I couldn't find an article phrase with 'lo' except this. el, la, las, los are mentioned but i didn't come across 'lo'.
Is this correct? Could you please supplement with a phrase using 'lo' as an article?
Reply With Quote
Get rid of these ads by registering for a free Tomísimo account.
Old August 11, 2017, 04:03 PM
aleCcowaN's Avatar
aleCcowaN aleCcowaN is offline
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posts: 2,980
Native Language: Castellano
aleCcowaN is on a distinguished road
In "lo siento", lo isn't an article.

I suggest you to look for the Spanish versions of these sentences:

"What is done, is done"
"Courtesy and valour are not mutually exclusive"
¡Jorbáis! Me fui en busca de mejores puertos.
Reply With Quote
Old August 11, 2017, 06:57 PM
Rusty's Avatar
Rusty Rusty is offline
Señor Speedy
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 10,220
Native Language: American English
Rusty has a spectacular aura aboutRusty has a spectacular aura about
In 'lo siento', 'lo' is a direct object pronoun. It represents what you're sorry about.

As to 'lo' being an article, it is known as the neuter definite article and is used to change an adjective into an abstract noun, or it precedes a 'que' clause to make it an abstract.

Lo importante es que prestes atención en clase.
Lo que me gusta es trabajar fuerte.
Reply With Quote

Bookmark this thread at:

articles, las, lo


Link to this thread
HTML Link: 
BB Code: 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Site Rules

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Me siento como si estuviera hecha trizas. Liquinn3 Translations 1 February 13, 2014 09:53 AM
A veces, me siento como un fracaso elektronj Teaching and Learning Techniques 3 December 12, 2013 10:09 PM
Lo siento laepelba Grammar 14 December 04, 2010 11:24 AM
Pero que siento katerina Translations 3 December 04, 2010 04:21 AM
Lo siento/Permiso/Disculpa ers074 Vocabulary 4 June 21, 2009 09:23 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:01 AM.

Forum powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.