抱歉

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Chinese[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]


Adjective[edit]

抱歉

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

Interjection[edit]

抱歉

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) I'm sorry.

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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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