"Извините, где метро?"

Translation:Excuse me, where is the subway?

November 7, 2015

59 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/TrisWarken

I'd like to be able to use "Pardon me" here, as well -- is that not also correct?

November 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CairanNX

Yes, in Canada we use "Pardon me" as well as "Excuse me" ... We are the land of "Sorry", we know :)

November 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/qixyl
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I am from Russia (Moscow Oblast). IMHO in Russia it would be more politely to ask as "Извините, а не подскажите как пройти к метро?". Then some kind person will explain you how to go to a Subway/Underground entrance in russian language likely.

April 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JBrown216

Can you translate thst sentance

October 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ryan47435765
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Apparently "Pardon me" is only acceptable when asking for Grey Poupon.

May 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Ixovera

Yeah, I use "pardon me" way more often than "excuse me" when trying to get someone's attention. It's less intrusive, in my opinion. I also use "pardon" when asking to pass by someone (if they are blocking the way). I feel it should be accepted here.

October 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/CJ.Dennis
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The way you've written it, it sounds like you choose to use this phrase in a non-standard way and you believe it should be accepted just because you do it (never mind how many people might find your usage odd).

October 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Ixovera

"Pardon" and "excuse" both hold the same definitions. They are synonymous. Both can and are used to interrupt, interject, gain someone's attention. Both are common. My only opinion lay in that I feel "pardon" is the more polite way to gain someone's attention, given the two options. Saying pardon in this way may seem non-standard to you, but it is not -- at least where I'm from.

October 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KelbeyW
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Or "Forgive me"; it is a beta so maybe they can put this in :)

November 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Vytautas_Pilk

Because you're asking for directions to get to the subway, you want to get someone's attention, so "Forgive me" is not what is meant in Russian in this case.

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Gulpepper
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Простите меня

August 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/comradelenin456

I also translated it as "pardon me" and got it wrong

January 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LaikaTheDog

Can Извините be used as an apology, or only to get someone's attention?

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slycelote
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It can be used both ways

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LaikaTheDog

Thank you!

November 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kundoo
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Just wanted to note that "извините" can be used as an apology for something minor, but using it when you seriously wronged someone can be seen as a halfhearted apology.

October 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CJ.Dennis
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In Australia "Subway" (capitalised) is a chain of fast-food restaurants originally from America. The walls of most restaurants are decorated with maps of American subway train lines. So, "Excuse me, where is the Subway?" probably means you're hungry!

January 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/UdyrMihai

You wouldn't use russian in Australia to ask for a subway tho.

October 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/lbrlScience
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In America/Canada, Subway is a restaurant and an underground train

July 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/benbailey19

Subways really good, but in America we don't have the subway line wallpaper. Makes me sad

February 16, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/kocmohabt99

Can any fluent russians please confirm the pronounciation of the robot please. Thanks.

December 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivaristal
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[eez-vee-NEE-tye, gdye met-RO?] (Also the last letter in извините can sound more like "ee" than "ye")

December 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Gulpepper
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Plosive consonants usually obscure я е ю ё

August 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Georgur
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Duolingo should add I.P.A as a pronunciation aid.

April 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jstuckey

this is probably not too relevant to this specific sentence, but why is "train" not accepted for "метро"?

November 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/CameronUrquhart
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I'd assume because the metro is where the trains are, rather than the trains themselves.

November 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/harrsen7

I thought извините was pardon me, as if in a formal way. And извини excuse me. Is that correct?

January 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jstuckey

No, извините is just the more formal one and извини is informal

January 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Joao.nt
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"Forgive me, where is the subway?" it's wrong, why? :(

January 26, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/_Maria_B._

It's because in this case, you aren't apologizing-you are trying to get someone's attention politely. Both translations are correct, but the context makes the phrase fit only one way.

March 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/kosmocherry
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In translating this, I tried to say "the metro" and it marked it wrong for putting "the" so i had to put "Forgive me, where is Subway?" Please fix the bug Thanks!

June 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JeremyDell1

Isnt pardon me the same as excuse me?

December 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/_Maria_B._

Yes, and in this case it might work.

March 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Ixovera

It should work. Doesn't yet, though.

October 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JeramyLayt

Tried using "train" here.

January 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jstuckey

It doesn't work right?

January 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MilenaHoeh
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I used 'tram' instead of 'subway'. Is it just me being a non-native English speaker or should tram not be accepted as well?

October 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/cidJ10

Trams are different than trains, trams are mostly in city areas and they travel along tracks on the road. They go shorter distances too

May 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/LaMegami
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The audio for Izvinite is echoed

June 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KerrickWat

Shoudnt matter if you put in metro or subway

July 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/soly171107

This app is crazy it gave me the answer

October 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JorgeVarga863042

Lol what so use parson instead polite modism?

March 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Anika20082008

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May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/douknoukem

Why isn't metro accepted

October 27, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Bumbumchan
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why it sounds like "gjie", i thought it should be "gdye"!

November 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Nicole105055

I got the right answer but it said it was wrong.

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeremy218127

I don't understand why "Sorry, where is the metro?" is wrong. It just tells me I've used the wrong word, but doesn't specify. To echo a previous, subway is a fast-food chain on the west coast - we don't really have underground trains and we literally have public transit called Metro. It's also not uncommon to initiate a question to a stranger with "sorry [i.e. pardon the interruption], where is ...?"

February 4, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/nemanjat96
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All it's missing is "je" between gde and metro to be the Serbian equivalent :)

December 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/zachary902

Metro, tube, train.. Should be the same right?

April 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CJ.Dennis
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In Australia, we have no metros or subways. The closest we come is some underground train stations and sections of track (up to a few kilometres). So, in Australia, they are all called trains, not the metro or the subway.

April 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ThomasWils693730

Why doesn't "Pardon me" work?

May 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/TripCode
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I also use "Pardon me" far more often than "Excuse me", and I'm American. It really should accept it.

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mikas11736

I wrote 'excuse me pleae, where is the metro' and they said it is wrong. Just because there is a 'please'

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/benbailey19

Since we are doing more strict translating and there was no 'please' in the sentence, the bot was correct

April 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Daku_
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Why not "Excuse me, where is a Subway?"

July 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/helloworld2015

Said "pardon" wasn't acceptable. It is, in fact it means "pardon me" or "excuse me" just fine. Sorry would be "prosti" more than izvinite.

January 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Gordy_66

Why can't I say "Pardon me"? Excuse me is Amercan jargon.

August 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mfYS5

Excuse me is perfect in New Zealand for this context. En francais aussi

May 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/alex142874

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June 30, 2016
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