Lesson 107: To apologize
In this lesson, you will learn how to apologize, and how to respond to apologies. There are several ways to apologize, with different functions.
|Affedersiniz.||To get someone's attention||You want to pass someone in the bus.
You want to ask someone a question.
|Kusura bakma(yın).||After an unintented mistake||You stepped on someone's foot|
|Özür dilerim.||After acting badly||You 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.)
|to forgive, to pardon, to excuse||affetmek|
|apology; valid excuse||özür|
|to apologize||özür dilemek|
|I beg your pardon, I apologize||Özür dilerim.|
|It is not a problem.||Problem değil.|
|No problem; No big deal; Literally: It is not important.||Önemli değil.|
|Sorry; Pardon me. [Lit.] Do not look at the flaw.||Kusura bakma.|
|Sorry; Pardon me. [Lit.] Do not look at the flaw.||Kusura bakmayın.|