すみません

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Japanese[edit]

Alternative spelling 済みません

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Negative of () (sumu, to finish; to be settled), lit. "(the trouble) is not settled".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [sɨᵝmʲima̠sẽ̞ɴ]

Interjection[edit]

すみません (sumimasen

  1. sorry! (in apology, more formal than ごめんなさい)
  2. excuse me! (attempting to get someone's attention)
  3. thank you! (in the case of someone having done something for you)