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]


Note: phō-khiam - unknown dialect.

Verb[edit]

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.
    抱歉沒有辦法 [MSC, trad.]
    抱歉没有办法 [MSC, simp.]
    Hěn bàoqiàn, méiyǒu bànfǎ le. [Pinyin]
    I'm sorry it can't be helped.

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 (dàoqiàn) for situations where the one would like to seek forgiveness.

Interjection[edit]

抱歉

  1. sorry

Synonyms[edit]