Learn Russian online: All apologies

All apologies

Russian for "Excuse me" and "I'm sorry" are pretty much interchangeable, while "I'm sorry to hear that" and "I'm sorry I did that" are very different. Learn all the subtleties of being polite or guilty in Russian in this episode of Ruspod Shorts.


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Vocabulary

прости
[prah-STEE]

I'm sorry, excuse me (informal)

извини
[eez-vee-NEE]

I'm sorry, excuse me (informal)

простите
[prah-STEE-tyeh]

I'm sorry, excuse me (formal)

извините
[eez-vee-NEE-tyeh]

I'm sorry, excuse me (formal)

Мне жаль.
[mnyeh zhal']

That's too bad, I'm sorry to hear that

Извините, где метро?
[eez-vee-NEE-tyeh, gdyeh myeh-TROH?]

Excuse me, where is the subway?

Простите, где метро?
[prah-STEE-tyeh, gdyeh myeh-TROH?]

Excuse me, where is the subway?