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抱歉

ChineseEdit

 
to hold; to carry (in one's arms); to hug or embrace; surround; cherish
apologize; deficient; to regret
simp. and trad.
(抱歉)

PronunciationEdit


AdjectiveEdit

抱歉

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) to be sorry; (to feel) apologetic

InterjectionEdit

抱歉

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) I'm sorry.

Usage notesEdit

  • This term is used for situations where one wants to express regret about something without necessarily casting blaming upon oneself or seeking forgiveness from the aggrieved party. Use 道歉 for situations where the one would like to seek forgiveness.

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