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Lesson 107: To apologize

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In this lesson, you will learn how to apologize, and how to respond to apologies. There are several ways to apologize, with different functions.

ApologyFunctionExample
Affedersiniz.To get someone's attentionYou want to pass someone in the bus.
You want to ask someone a question.
Pardon.
Kusura bakma(yın).After an unintented mistakeYou stepped on someone's foot
Özür dilerim.After acting badlyYou lied to someone.

Even though there are two f's in affedersiniz, you pronounce it as if there is only one. (Don't mind the computerized pronunciation, she is still learning.)

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