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i am sorry April 09, 2006 6:43 PM

i am sorry= gomen nasai

i am sorry= mohsiwake arimasen(very polite, direct meaning i do not have any excuses.)   

sorry= gomen(very casual)

i feel sorry= zannen ni omoi masu.

Japanese politicains often say "i feel sorry=ikan ni omoi masu" without feelings nor "i am sorry." when something wrong they make.

Excuse me.= Sumimasen.

Frogive me, please.=yurushite kudasai.

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 April 09, 2006 6:51 PM

Tomoko have u heard the new madonna single called sorry? she says sorry in quite a number of languages in the song. does she say sorry in japanese somewhere in there?

ana asif (masculine)

ana asfa (feminine)

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 April 09, 2006 6:55 PM

Those can possibly be the hardest words to say in any Language, if a person is sincere.

The only way I know in Arabic is: ismah leh ( more like "Excuse Me")

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 April 09, 2006 6:58 PM

Shukrah Amin, I need to brush up more on my Arabic. That is important to know.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 09, 2006 9:22 PM

In spanish:

Lo siento


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 April 09, 2006 9:24 PM

lo siento o perdoname  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 10, 2006 1:28 AM

Excuse me - Desculpe

I'm sorry (to hear that, e.g.) - Sinto muito or Lamento

Forgive me (for something I've done wrong) - Perdoa-me (informal) or Perdoe-me (formal)

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 April 10, 2006 1:37 AM

- Georgian

(dzalian) bodishi - I'm (very) sorry


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In German April 10, 2006 2:22 AM

  • (Es) Tut mir leid
    (either polite "I'm afraid...", if some goods are out, or personal "forgive me" to apologize if someone felt hurt)
  • Sorry!
  • Verzeihung!
  • Ich bitte um Verzeihung! (formal)

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 April 10, 2006 12:17 PM

I'm sorry = Je suis désolé

Excuse me = Je m'excuse


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 April 10, 2006 12:20 PM

oops, it was in French  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
In Finnish April 10, 2006 12:54 PM

I'm sorry / Excuse me = Anteeksi!

(I feel)  sorry =  Olen pahoillani

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 April 10, 2006 8:57 PM

Yes, the words with no haert does not make sense..

Amin, i do love Madonna (even if she seems little bit silly sometimes), but i haven't got the latest album, i will check it.

Thank you all my frineds for your lovely sharing with heart!!  

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 April 11, 2006 3:02 AM

Ani mitzta'eret (female)

Ani mitzta'er (male)

or, more formally, I guess you could say this is more like I regret as in a phrase like "I'm sorry to hear bad news..." etc etc :

tzar li

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 April 11, 2006 3:09 AM

Ani mitzta'eret - my computer froze!

Words connected with the root letters "tz-'a-r" are connected with sorrow.

There is another Hebrew way of saying sorry which is with the root letters "s-l-h" which is connected to forgiveness:


This expresses a request for forgiveness - I'm sorry for something I did, but it's also used to mean "excuse me" or just plain "I'm sorry".

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anonymous I am sorry April 11, 2006 3:50 AM




 Elnézést - excuse me

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 April 11, 2006 10:41 AM

    mazerat mikham


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 April 11, 2006 10:42 AM

    mazerat mikham


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 April 11, 2006 12:44 PM




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 April 11, 2006 3:09 PM

i used to say asef<sorry> i dont know why i dont say ana asef <im sorry>
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 April 11, 2006 3:27 PM

you are welcome Anita  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
anonymous  April 11, 2006 3:35 PM

Bosnians hardly ever say Sorry but it is: Zao mi je.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
Indonesia April 11, 2006 11:50 PM

I am sorry= saya minta maaf 

sorry= maaf

i feel sorry= saya  menyesal

Excuse me= permisi

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Swedish April 21, 2006 1:19 AM

I am sorry= förlĺt mig

Excuse me= ursäkta

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anonymous  April 23, 2006 12:43 PM


Nagyon sajnálom!


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In French July 13, 2006 7:54 PM

Désolé (Sorry)

Je suis désolé (I'm sorry)

Excuse-moi (excuse me)

Pardonne-moi (forgive me)

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dui bu qi August 08, 2006 3:46 AM

对不起!(dui bu qi)
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anonymous Wanted to add other words that means the same thing August 10, 2006 5:31 PM

Please forgive me is another way to say i'm sorry ,I think it has a more serious meaning when you've  (personally )done somthing to hurt someones soul.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
anonymous Thanks August 10, 2006 5:32 PM

Thanks to all of you that contributed ,this is great .  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
Correction to my earlier entry! October 08, 2006 6:37 AM

When I was in Georgia last month, and I tried saying "dzalian bodishi", I was corrected to "dzalian didi bodishi"  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
anonymous  November 06, 2006 12:45 PM

Lo siento is in spanish expresses the same as I am sorry saying forgive me is another thing and that is perdoname, or perdoneme this is to make clear the difference that other person in the topic claims is the same and it is not quite the same.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 February 24, 2007 4:55 AM

in Albanian

 I am sorry - me falni

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 June 30, 2007 8:40 PM

In Filipino (Philippines)

ipagpatawad mo

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 August 03, 2007 5:24 PM

in greek συγνώμη (signomi). We use it as both I'm sorry and forgive me, but it really means forgive me.
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im sorry in arabic is... August 14, 2007 12:34 PM

if your a women you say ASFA

but if your a man you say ASIF

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 August 16, 2007 2:44 PM

In spanish it can also be:

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 August 27, 2007 3:56 AM

  Oprostite / Žal mi je    [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 October 21, 2007 5:37 AM


i am sorry = Przepraszam.

i feel sorry = Bardzo mi przykro.

Excuse me = Przepraszam.

Frogive me, please = Wybacz mi, proszę.

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Bulgarian October 22, 2007 10:31 PM

in Bulgarian "Съжалявам" pronounced "sazhialiavam". More formal way to say that is "Прощавайте" pronounced "proshtavaite" and the informal version is "Извинявай" - "izviniavay".

P.S.: I am sorry but if anyone could help me that would be great. I want to know how to write and pronounce this in Japanese - "I am really sorry. I was supposed to be a 2006 gift, not 2007."
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 January 02, 2008 3:44 PM

I am sorry in Mingo is te'ake'ö (day-AGAY-on).

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 June 10, 2011 8:18 AM

in Romanian: I'm sorry = îmi pare rau

please forgive me: te rog iarta-ma

excuse me = scuza-ma

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