ごめんなさい、すいません – I’m sorry

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I’m Sorry.. ごめんなさい

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 ごめんなさい
gomennasai
I’m sorry.
すいません
suimasen
I’m sorry.
もうしわけありません
moushiwake arimasen
I’m sorry (polite)

ごめんなさい, Gomennasai, is the most popular phrase to say sorry to friends or family in causal situation.

すいません Suimasen is more polite than Gomennasai. It can be used for older person in causal situation or your colleague in business situation.

もうしわけありません 申し訳ありません Moushi wake arimasen is used in the business situation. For example you should use Mousiwakearimasen for your clients in business, not use Gomennasai or Suimase.もうしわけございません is the same meaning but it might be more polite.

Conversation

きみ、5ふんちこくだよ!
kimi, gohun chikoku dayo!
You are five minutes late!
も、も、もうしわけありません。。
mo mo moushiwake arimasen..
I, I, I’m sorryyy…

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