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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. to be sorry; to feel apologetic
    抱歉符合規定我們辦理 [MSC, trad.]
    抱歉符合规定我们办理 [MSC, simp.]
    Hěn bàoqiàn, nín yào bàn de shì bù fúhé guīdìng, wǒmen bù néng bànlǐ. [Pinyin]
    I'm sorry, we cannot process your request as it does not meet the requirements.

InterjectionEdit

抱歉

  1. 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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