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抱歉

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Act happy, feel happy, be happy, without a reason in the world. Then you can love, and do what you will.
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Mandarin

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ pao˥˩tɕʰiɛn˥˩ ]

Adjective

抱歉 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin bàoqiàn)

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) to be sorry; (to feel) apologetic

Interjection

抱歉 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin bàoqiàn)

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) I'm sorry.

Usage notes

  • 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 for situations where the one would like to seek forgiveness.

Synonyms

Related terms

References

  • Wu, Jingrong (ed.) (1985). The Pinyin CHINESE-ENGLISH DICTIONARY (in Mandarin/English). Beijing, Hong Kong: The Commercial Press. ISBN 0471867969.
  • Shao, Jingmin (ed.) (2000). HSK Dictionary (HSK汉语水平考试词典) (in Mandarin/English). Shanghai: Huadong Teachers College Publishers. ISBN 7561720785.

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