Everyone makes mistakes. Today we are going to discuss how you can dig yourself out of a hole! Knowing a few "apology" type phrases can be extremely useful in making sure that you come across as polite in all situations!
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The easiest way to apologize in German is to say...
Excuse me! (formal)
Excuse me! (casual)
You could also say
Das tut mir leid!
Sorry! / I'm sorry to hear that
A very polite, but less common way of apologizing in German is to say
Entschuldigung, wie spät ist es bitte?
Excuse me please, what time is it? (formal)
Entschuldige, kannst du mir sagen wo der Bahnhof ist?
Excuse me please, could you tell me where the train station is? (casual)
Du hast Kopfschmerzen? Das tut mir leid!
You have a headache? I'm sorry to hear that.
If someone stepped on your toes and apologized you might want to say
Why not check out some more lessons on German phrases next?
Paul Weber: Rocket German
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