Hello, can you tell me why one time in this lesson disculpe is written with an e, and the other time with an a, at the end? Both times it is used for a woman. Thanks

Mara6 nl Netherlands

Hello, can you tell me why one time in this lesson disculpe is written with an e, and the other time with an a, at the end? Both times it is used for a woman. Thanks

May 02 at 08:51
  • Swedishfinngermanophile fi Finland

    Disculpa is a noun meaning excuse or reason. Disculpe is the polite way to get someones attention, sort of like in English we say for example "excuse me, do you know where the toilettes are?"

    May 02 at 14:35
    • Mara6 nl Netherlands

      Thank you so much, now it is clear to me.

      May 02 at 16:19
  • KatySLanguages fr France

    In this lesson both disculpa and disculpe are verbs and they mean exactly the same. Disculpa is used with tu and disculpe with usted, the polite equivalent of tu, where we use the 3rd person singular instead of second person singular.

    May 15 at 12:22
    • Mara6 nl Netherlands

      Thank you Katy. So, disculpa is informal and disculpe is formal.

      May 15 at 13:04