leidtun

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • leid tun (standard spelling until 1996, proscribed since 1996)
  • Leid tun (prescribed spelling from 1996 until 2006, considered incorrect before 1996 and since 2006 but still common in not professionally edited texts)

Etymology[edit]

leid +‎ tun.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈlaɪ̯ttuːn]
  • Hyphenation: leid‧tun

Verb[edit]

leidtun (irregular, third-person singular simple present tut leid, past tense tat leid, past participle leidgetan, auxiliary haben)

  1. to regret, to be sorry (with the cause of the regret as the subject and the person feeling regret as the indirect object)
    Es tut mir leid.I’m sorry.
    Das tut mir leid.I’m sorry for that.
    Du tust mir leid.I feel sorry for you.

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