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Vocabulary Lists Common Ways to Say Sorry
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Common Ways to Say Sorry

常見嘅道歉方式
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I won't do it again.
我不會再這樣做。 我不會再這樣做。
ngo5 bat1 wui5 zoi3 ze2 joeng6 zou6
I won't do it again.
I didn't mean that.
我沒有那個意思。 我沒有那個意思。
ngo5 mut6 jau5 naa5 go3 ji3 si1
I didn't mean that.
I’m sorry for being selfish.
對唔住,係我自私。 對唔住,係我自私。
deoi3 m4 zyu6, hai6 ngo5 zi6 si1.
I’m sorry for being selfish.
I apologize for being mean to you.
我要為對你咁衰而道歉。 我要為對你咁衰而道歉。
ngo5 jiu3 wai6 deoi3 nei5 gam3 seoi1 ji4 dou6 hip3.
I apologize for being mean to you.
I'm sorry.
對唔住。 對唔住。
deoi3 m4 zyu6.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
對唔住。 對唔住。
deoi3 m4 zyu6.
I'm sorry.
I hope you forgive me.
我希望你可以原諒我。 我希望你可以原諒我。
ngo5 hei1 mong6 nei5 ho2 ji3 jyun4 loeng6 ngo5.
I hope you forgive me.
I take full responsibility.
我承擔所有責任。 我承擔所有責任。
ngo5 sing4 daam1 so2 jau5 zaak3 jam6.
I take full responsibility.
I would like to apologize.
我想道歉。 我想道歉。
ngo5 soeng2 dou6 hip3.
I would like to apologize.
I'll make sure not to make this mistake again.
我保證唔會再犯呢個錯。 我保證唔會再犯呢個錯。
ngo5 bou2 zing3 m4 wui5 zoi3 faan6 ni1 go3 co3.
I'll make sure not to make this mistake again.
I sincerely apologize.
我衷心道歉。 我衷心道歉。
ngo5 cung1 sam1 dou6 hip3.
I sincerely apologize.
I shouldn't have done it.
我一早就唔應該咁做。 我一早就唔應該咁做。
ngo5 jat1 zou2 zau6 m4 jing1 goi1 gam2 zou6.
I shouldn't have done it.
Sorry for giving your money back late.
對唔住,遲咗還錢畀你。 對唔住,遲咗還錢畀你。
deoi3 m4 zyu6, ci4 zo2 waan4 cin2 bei2 nei5.
Sorry for giving your money back late.
Please don’t be mad at me.
求下你唔好嬲我。 求下你唔好嬲我。
kau4 haa5 nei5 m4 hou2 nau1 ngo5.
Please don’t be mad at me.
Sorry I’m late.
唔好意思,我遲到。 唔好意思,我遲到。
m4 hou2 ji3 si1, ngo5 ci4 dou3.
Sorry I’m late.
It's my fault.
係我唔啱。 係我唔啱。
hai6 ngo5 m4 aam1.
It's my fault.
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CantoneseClass101.com
Tuesday at 6:42 pm
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Have you ever used any of these phrases? Which one was it? Please let us know in the comment section below:


P.S.; If you find yourself running late, be sure to use one of the helpful phrases that can be found in this lesson:

https://www.cantoneseclass101.com/2016/02/01/3minute-cantonese-5-making-apologies/

Peter
Monday at 3:34 pm
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Is the order of 係我 correct, or should it be 我係 in 對唔住,係我自私。

Peter
Monday at 3:28 pm
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I always seem to hear 我唔會再呢樣做。NOT 我不會再這樣做。Or am I mistaken?

I always seem to hear 我冇嗰個意思。 NOT 我沒有那個意思。Or am I mistaken?

CantoneseClass101.com
Monday at 2:43 am
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Hello Tom,


I think so too. Or you can also say 唔好意思 (m4 hou2 ji3 si1)~ excuse me, sorry


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Tom
Saturday at 8:26 am
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對唔住 (deoi3 m4 zyu6). Foreign tourists like me can use this everywhere...