n regret m
→ Joe felt a sudden pang of regret.
→ He feels deep regret about his friend's death.
to have no regrets n'avoir aucun regret, ne rien regretter
I have no regrets. Je ne regrette rien., Je n'ai aucun regret.
to have no regrets about sth ne pas regretter qch
→ Linda has no regrets about having become a City banker.
He said he had no regrets about retiring. Il a déclaré qu'il ne regrettait pas d'avoir pris sa retraite.
with regret avec regret
→ We informed them with regret of our decision.
→ She has accepted his resignation with regret.
[+action, event, decision] regretter
→ I've regretted that decision ever since
→ I very much regret the injuries he sustained.
Give me the money or you'll regret it! Donne-moi l'argent, sinon tu vas le regretter!
to regret doing sth regretter d'avoir fait qch
→ I regret saying that.
→ He regretted leaving her.
→ She still regrets having given up her home.
to regret (that) ... regretter de ... + infin , regretter que ... + subj
Ellis regretted that he had asked the question. Ellis regretta d'avoir posé la question.
I regret that he was not given the correct information. Je regrette qu'on ne lui ait pas donné les bonnes informations.
we regret to inform you that ... nous sommes au regret de vous informer que ...
→ I regret to inform you he died from his injuries.