抱歉

MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin bàoqiàn
Zhuyin ㄅㄠˋ ㄑㄧㄢˋ
IPA (key) /pɑʊ̯⁵¹⁻⁵³ t͡ɕʰi̯ɛn⁵¹/
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AdjectiveEdit

抱歉 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin bàoqiàn)

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

InterjectionEdit

抱歉 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin bàoqiàn)

  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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Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 02:25