Last modified on 16 June 2010, at 02:40

Talk:sorry

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  • Isn't 'sorry' also used to express sympathy? As in, "I'm sorry that your cat died." It might be ambiguous to 'sorrow,' but maybe it should be mentioned.

Thesublime514 01:53, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

  • Isn't sorry also used as "no"? Like "Do you have any more butter?" "Sorry, we're all out." Or is that just a shorter form of "nope, sorry", which doesn't really count?

24.136.77.239 07:52, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

    • No. That is simply an expression of regret. SemperBlotto 07:54, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

sorry in other languagesEdit

Sorry is used verbatim in a number of languages as a slang or colloquial equivalent of the native word, in non-Roman based languages they are transliterated - ソリー (ja), сорри/сори (ru). The other popular words are thank you (Hindi, Chinese, Japanese), bye/bye-bye (many languages), hello (Sinhalese) and sometimes please. I wonder if these English derivations need to be added as translations or they are still considered "English words spoken by speakers of other languages". --Anatoli 02:40, 16 June 2010 (UTC)