entschuldigen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ent- +‎ schuldig +‎ -en

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  • IPA(key): /ɛntˈʃʊldiɡən/
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Verb[edit]

entschuldigen (third-person singular simple present entschuldigt, past tense entschuldigte, past participle entschuldigt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to excuse
  2. (intransitive, chiefly in imperative) to excuse/forgive something
    • 1960, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, ‘Der Strohhalm’:
       »Entschuldige, aber ich liebe dich nicht mehr.«
      "I'm sorry, but I don't love you anymore."
  3. (reflexive) to apologize, to apologise

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