Easter Sale
Get a huge 60% off
- limited time only

See Offer!

Average Rating: 4.7

Exuse Me?

John-S6 June 14, 2013, 10:24 pm
how do you say excuse me,as if you need to pass by people in a crowded bus or elevator ?
"sorry" is incorrect
Dui Bu Qi is not correct when asking for assistance simply say hello "ni hao" or Please ask "Qing Wen" what are you sorry for ?
Exuse Me?
Robert-C7 June 15, 2013, 12:12 am
I believe the proper choice is "jièguāng" (借光).

Rocket Chinese uses this in 2.8 and I have heard it used on Amazing Race China Rush.

Example from 2.8: Jièguāng, wǒ chūqù yīxià. (Excuse me, can I get out please?)
Exuse Me?
Alan-R-G June 15, 2013, 1:53 pm
dubuchi or laojia, either one works!
Exuse Me?
John-S6 June 15, 2013, 9:30 pm
I think dubuchi is just a very bad pronunciation of Dui Bu Qi, it may work but that doesn't make it correct !
Exuse Me?
Robert-C7 June 16, 2013, 12:23 am
Duìbùqǐ (对不起) is "I'm sorry".
jièguāng" (借光) is "Excuse me".

If you are pushing your way through a crowd, it is probably better to say "Excuse me" than "I'm sorry" unless you knocked someone down and you want to make amends.
Exuse Me?
John-S6 June 16, 2013, 10:30 pm
thank-you Robert

and LaoJie [excuse me I need help]
Exuse Me?
Jaime_Andres November 5, 2013, 7:43 am
I think the best choice would be 不好意思. I've seen this being used in Beijing and Taiwan.
Exuse Me?
Lin-Ping November 8, 2013, 2:24 pm

We more often than not simply say 不好意思 which is a very polite way of getting somebody to move out of your way without directly asking them to do so.

希望这会有帮助!I hope this is helpful!

- Lin Ping
Exuse Me?
Jakrach-V December 20, 2014, 8:04 am
Some of these words I've heard from Chinese people.

Excuse me, can I pass?



借光 I saw this word in the book, but never heard that before.
Exuse Me?

Ask a question or a post a response

If you want to ask a question or post a response you need to be a member.

  • If you are already a member login here.

  • If you are not a member you can become one by taking the free Rocket Chinese trial here.

Over 1,200,000 people love Rocket Languages

Here's what Rocket Languages members have to say:

Andrei Freeman - Pennsylvania, USA


Pennsylvania, USA

Rudi Kopp - USA



Carmen Franceschino - Pennsylvania, USA


Pennsylvania, USA

Kelly Scali - Chicago, USA


Chicago, USA

Mark Waddel - Auckland, NZ


Auckland, NZ

William McGill - Florida, USA


Florida, USA

Probably the best language tool I've come across. Actually love it more than Rosetta Stone and Duolingo

Try our award-winning online Chinese course for FREE 受賞歴ありの英語学習ソフトウェアを無料でお試しください Pruebe nuestro galardonado software del idioma inglés GRATIS

(And see how easy it actually is to learn Chinese... even if you've tried and failed before) (そして英語学習がどれだけ簡単か、肌で感じてみてください…今までに失敗したことのある人でもそれが分かるでしょう) (Y vea qué tan fácil es en realidad aprender inglés… aún si lo ha intentado y fallado antes)