"No, I am sorry!"

Translation:Nein, Entschuldigung!

1/8/2013, 5:59:13 PM

226 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ConkerBirdy

That damn word is hard as hell to spell.

1/8/2013, 5:59:13 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/vasil.stoychev

You might try to remember it at chunks: Ent - schul- di - gung; It is a lot easier and also many of the complex words are made up of few other words. Hope that would help you. :)

3/2/2013, 10:51:22 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Timothylawson

I always think of tree Ents digging up gong. Idk why.

6/11/2014, 8:27:26 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Meg509621

Why not nein, es tut mir leid?

6/23/2016, 6:27:40 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/PeaceJoyPancakes

Others in this discussion have already mentioned that that version is also accepted by Duo here.

6/23/2016, 7:16:46 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/LancevonEnde

No it did not

12/29/2018, 3:37:47 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/MedisaMeyn

I imaging who is Duo?. Apprantly, Duo means Duolingo

1/9/2019, 2:29:00 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/PeaceJoyPancakes

Duo is the name of the owl mascot, but yes, effectively it means Duolingo.

1/9/2019, 3:13:00 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/PamMcCarty

I got it marked wrong

3/18/2019, 1:24:07 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/JosipSare

It helps ;)

5/22/2015, 1:01:26 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/dkpPY

Thanks

12/16/2015, 6:22:45 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Ken666078

when I was first taught it years ago, I kept saying enshuldingen. Duh!

1/12/2019, 8:02:20 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Weglang

Ent- prefix to say ''remove'' Schuld noun meaning fault -ig suffix forming adjectives -ung suffix forming nouns Ent-schuld-ig-ung The action to be released from one's guilt

11/17/2014, 12:21:56 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/-HystErica-
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Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for - I love to see what the components of long words mean as I learn languages =)

10/16/2015, 8:56:35 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/TravisLBar
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Maybe Ent-schuld-ig-ung = Un-guilt-y-ness?

2/3/2016, 11:48:06 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/lingotchaser

OR un-guilt-y-ing.

6/18/2016, 4:43:05 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Nihou
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Thankyou. Now I know why it's classed as a noun.

1/5/2016, 11:41:08 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexanderC844051

You Germans overcomplicate things. In Norway we only use the first two, "remove" and "fault" to create Unnskyld, and we get along just fine!

9/8/2018, 9:08:25 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/SariahLily
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Thank you for the breakdown of the word!

6/6/2015, 9:44:48 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/AustinSmit16

Get the german keyboard on your phone. Gives you auto correct hehe

5/28/2014, 2:44:03 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Multieman

Yh but by doing that you're only cheating yourself as you want to learn the spelling yourself as you won't always have autocorrect to save your ass.

9/9/2017, 10:14:48 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/AmandaLott5

Considering there is no actual part of he lesson that teaches you how to spell things I use my autocorrect and observe the spelling. By doing that ive learned how to spell things.

1/8/2018, 2:53:49 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/raconteur
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if u look carefully, you see that only the "sch" part is diff. the rest is spelled as it is pronounced, which makes it easy.

10/13/2013, 2:25:27 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/patrickene

if that word is to hard to spell, you can replace it with "es tut mir leid"

4/16/2014, 7:51:23 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/CarlaGoncalvez

Not really. Tut mir Leid (correct translation is "It makes me sad") is more like "I'm so sorry" and more politely. You use it more when you feel sorry for someone, for example. While Entschuldigung is just plain "sorry".

6/8/2014, 6:55:27 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/oakstumpf

I thought Entschuldigung meant "excuse me."

7/31/2014, 12:52:44 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/CarlaGoncalvez

Yes it can also mean "excuse me" for example if you're asking someone to get out of your way politely. While "Tut mir Leid" you can use for example if someone tell you someone they care just died you say "Es tut mir so Leid" or "tut mir Leid". It's more powerful. (:

10/9/2014, 6:19:37 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelKabe

Someone they care about just died, and you say, "Excuse me." BONUS POINTS!

3/29/2016, 5:03:28 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Fady112706

I am sorry but German people use (bitte) in this situation.

8/1/2018, 8:23:02 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Fady112706

In fact excuse me is (bitte) , for example when someone say something and you don't hear him good so, you say (bitte) .

8/1/2018, 8:21:02 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas328056

In what situation do they use "bitte"?

9/21/2018, 4:07:36 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Nihilight

Why is it not "Nein, Ich bin Entschuldigung"?

1/20/2013, 11:42:05 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/vilceens

Because then you are a guy whose name is "Sorry".

3/20/2014, 7:11:28 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/PeaceJoyPancakes

Further explanation:

"Entschuldigung" is a noun, so in a full sentence it's used differently from "sorry", which is an adjective. German uses different phraseology to express the concept:

  • Ich bitte um Entschuldigung = I ask for "deguiltying" = I ask for excusing = I beg your pardon = I'm sorry.

  • Es tut mir leid = it does (to) me sorry = it makes me sorry = I'm sorry.

The short forms are "Entschuldigung" and "tut mir leid", which are not always exactly interchangeable, but generally can both be used like "sorry" in English, depending on the situation.

2/10/2017, 9:02:46 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/trev.dev

So...is it safe to say that if I'm expressing that I'm sorry, I would say "Es tut mir leid," but if I'm asking for forgiveness I would say "Entschuldigung?"

I.E. My friend's son is in the hospital, I say "Es tut mir leid!" as a statement of empathy but if I accidently put my friend's son in the hospital, I'd say "Entschuldigung :("?

5/4/2018, 5:47:01 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Glenn_Gould

Does anyone remember Ich bin ein Berliner (I am a jelly donut, or something like that)? Used in a presidential speech, it did make the crowd laugh...

8/9/2017, 6:28:01 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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Urban legend. Jelly doughnuts are not called "Berliner" in Berlin itself, and the people knew what he meant.

8/10/2017, 10:47:42 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/PamMcCarty

Glenn, yes, I remember that

3/18/2019, 1:32:05 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/US2Germany

I'd like to know this too. I wrote "Ich bin" and got it wrong.

1/26/2013, 11:32:11 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/peteradamov

because Entschuldigung is a noun, its meaning is like "Sorry"; if you want to say I am sorry, you can say "Ich entschuldige mich (I apologize myself)"

2/13/2013, 8:36:15 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/PhilVoll

Can you also say "Nein, Ich bin Leid"?

1/30/2014, 9:26:29 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/dielsonsales

It accepted "Nein, es tut mir leid"

2/7/2014, 9:33:04 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/selenalefaye

MKhan2, "es tut mir leid" is a whole phrase that means "I am sorry" but it literally means "it brings me sorrow" or something similar.

5/21/2014, 6:13:03 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/MKhan2
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wouldn't it be No, it I am sorry?

5/1/2014, 6:54:31 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/KarenPark18

Mine didnt

2/10/2019, 5:42:01 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/erin413615

because 'ice bin" means I am , but you are not a person called "sorry"so you don't put it in that sentence because entschludige is a verb

1/24/2018, 1:05:26 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Soccer741394

Entschuldigung = Apologies and Es tut mir leid = I am sorry. You wouldn't say, "No, I am apologies"

7/4/2018, 7:44:26 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/AtcGam3R

What is the difference between 'Es tut mir leid' and 'Entschuldigung'?

3/30/2013, 7:46:34 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/vasil.stoychev

I will give you an example: When you are talking to a friend and he says "my girlfriend dumped me" you would say "Es tut mir leid" (expressing sorrow - It is not your fault but you feel sorry about it). If you are at your friends house and you've broken a glass of water then you say "Entschuldigung" (implying that it is your fault and you are sorry). You can use: - "Entschuldigung" in situation where it is your fault (or at least partly) or you want to apologize (as replacement to "Excuse me"). - "Es tut mir leid" in situation where it is not your fault or you feel sorry about what happened.

Hope that helps you a bit. :)

3/30/2013, 11:49:51 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/tylergrrrl

I'm glad there's a way to apologize when you're just sorry for a situation your not involved in. Something I wish we had in English.

7/27/2013, 2:17:32 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/KatTancock
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"I'm sorry to hear that"?

9/29/2013, 3:52:10 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Raz805

My sympathies, apologies, pardon... granted all borrowed words from other languages.

2/9/2014, 10:37:31 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Inguin-freyr
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My condolences.

10/24/2014, 8:43:13 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/period_blood

A good way to remember the difference is to associate "Es tut mir lied" with "I'm sorry" and "Entschuldigung" with "my bad". For example, at a funeral you wouldn't tell the grieving person "my bad", you'd say "I'm sorry" or "I share your grief".

10/7/2014, 1:01:59 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Aaron.Henry

Does it have to do with "shuld", debt or "shulden", guilt?

2/14/2014, 9:38:17 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/SariahLily
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Above someone explained all the word parts. It's associated with guilt....removing one's guilt.

6/6/2015, 9:48:48 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/DarinGottf

Very helpful, thankyou!

5/8/2014, 6:40:14 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/SharasT

I read that Entschuldigung can be used to mean 'Sorry' and 'Excuse me' both. Whereas 'Tut mir leid' is just 'I am sorry'.. Its a subtle difference.. But knowing about the 'Excuse me' helped me understand the difference between the words..

10/25/2015, 5:10:47 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/PamMcCarty

vasil, why did I get it wrong when I said, "Ja, es tut mir leid"?

3/18/2019, 1:29:06 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/arjan_guerrero

es tut mir leid is like "it makes me sorrow", or "i am sorry" or "sorry". and, for what i found in dict.cc, entschuldigung is like "apologies" (which would be rather translated as "my apologies").

1/6/2017, 4:13:18 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/slug_a_bed

surprise surprise. Entschuldigung is a noun!

1/25/2013, 12:16:50 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/cristiarteaga

Who would of thunk it...

2/17/2013, 3:43:45 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/dukla18

thunk :))))) sorry.

9/26/2014, 12:30:16 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/tophyr

It kept saying Entschuldigung meant "sorry," so I put it here lowercase, and it yelled at me that nouns should be capitalized. They never told us it was a noun. =P So what does it mean literally that would make it a noun? "Apologies"? "Sorryness"? "Feelings of guilt"?

3/29/2014, 3:41:40 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/TobyBartels
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Maybe ‘guiltiness’, since it contains ‘Schuld’ (‘guilt’) as a root.

6/21/2014, 4:18:36 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/PeaceJoyPancakes

Perhaps "pardoning" or "excusing", i.e. "anti-guilt-y-ing", "de-guilt-y-ing", or "un-guilt-y-ing": "Ent-schuld-ig-ung".

Ich bitte um Entschuldigung = I ask for "deguiltying" = I ask for excusing = I beg your pardon.

12/28/2016, 9:32:49 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/arjan_guerrero

wow... that is very symmetric with the spanish word discúlpame (dis-culpa-me = un-guilt-me).

1/6/2017, 4:38:47 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/igor.konnov

Why does not it accept "Nein, ich entschuldige!"?

3/9/2013, 8:12:36 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/KatTancock
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There's isn't always a literal, word-for-word translation!

9/29/2013, 3:52:44 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/tylergrrrl

entshuldigung is a noun, not a verb. That's the best I can put it with the little I know and from what I've read here.

7/27/2013, 2:18:38 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/juliensiebert

Yes, why? It should be the proper translation of "I am sorry" no?

4/3/2013, 7:18:15 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/BBrinton

Because it is a noun not a verb, so you can't conjugate Entschuldigung

6/11/2014, 12:59:16 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Greybomber

Best guess is it's assumed not to be in your vocabulary at this stage? or maybe it was just missed, ❤❤❤❤ happens.

10/14/2013, 6:31:32 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/abdlmjeed

what the different between Enschuldigung and Tut mir leid ?

1/18/2014, 5:34:01 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/ArturDonda
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Enschuldigung = Your fault, you are sorry for smth you did

Tut mir leid = you have done nothing but you are sorry about what happened.

4/25/2014, 3:56:48 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/stephfro

It also accepts "Nein, entschuldigen Sie" which is how I learned "excuse me" outside of Duo. Can someone explain when to use entschuldigung vs. entschuldigen Sie?

1/24/2014, 3:10:54 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/tonyjax

Entschuldigung is used when your talking to someone you already know like friends, or to someone who is just same old as you like teens to teens, classmates to classmates, or even strangers same old as you.

While Entshuldigung Sie is used when your talking to your teacher, Seniors, Professionals , people who are older than you. Its like showing respect to them.

Just like using Bist Du vs. Sind Sie. "Bist Du" is used when your talking to a person same old as you while "Sind Sie" is used for talking to older persons e.g. teachers, Oldies, Professionals.

hope this helps. (Thats what my Deutsch Teacher told me in college :))

5/3/2014, 3:49:25 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/EileenHoffinger

WE were taught that" es tut mir leid "is also acceptable for "sorry". Not true?

5/2/2014, 10:48:43 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/etloEntec

True.

12/1/2015, 11:09:55 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/iceyrage
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Stop the clutter! Please do not report mistakes here and read the comments below before posting..............PLEASE DO READ before YOU POST the SAME AGAIN and AGAIN ... the same questions !!!!the clutter TAKS AWAY from the SENSIBLE responses

6/30/2014, 11:37:50 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/jackthebiotic

Why not "Ich bin Traurig"?

5/7/2013, 10:57:56 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/kmshrader

This means "I am sad."

3/28/2014, 3:57:58 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/ThomsBetty

is "sorry" a noun?

1/22/2014, 12:18:35 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Drektar90

If you mean in English - I don't think so. I think it's used like adjective ? But in German "Entschuldigung" can be a noun or a verb (Ich entschuldige mich). Correct me if I am wrong :)

5/14/2015, 7:12:32 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/GiovanniKenny77

Why not "Nein, Tut mir leid"?

6/28/2014, 11:06:49 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/vivelequebec

It is just not proper german to say nein' tut mir leid the proper way is nein Entschuldigung

7/23/2014, 5:04:48 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/GiovanniKenny77

Can we say nein, tut mir leid??

6/28/2014, 11:07:31 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/OngunPtr
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Entschuldigung means excuse me. It should have been "Nein, es tut mir leid."

6/29/2014, 10:33:51 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/etloEntec

Nein, Entschuldigung also means sorry, like when it's your fault. es tut mir leid is like "my condolences," or "I feel sorry for you," when it's not your fault. Both would be accepted, but Entschuldigung seems more fitting; you wouldn't say "No, I feel sorry for you."

12/1/2015, 11:17:14 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/RPP1987

I got a "correct" with "Nein, tut mir leid". xD

7/31/2014, 8:31:35 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidCostine

i cant seem to pronounce the second word properly, any tips?

8/23/2016, 11:55:50 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/PeaceJoyPancakes

Ent-SHOOL-di-goong – with the vowels fairly similar to rent-woof-dig-woof:

  • /ɛntˈʃʊldiɡʊŋ/
8/24/2016, 3:31:23 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/e_bz2
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Tut mir = ich bin ?

9/6/2016, 3:09:35 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/PeaceJoyPancakes

Sort of. Literally, "(it) does (to) me", in the sense of "it makes me".

9/6/2016, 3:52:01 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/e_bz2
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Thanks a bunch:)

9/21/2016, 11:54:51 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/saaraah9

What do you say excuse me / sorry Is thatt same -- entschuldigung??

11/21/2016, 11:39:52 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/PeaceJoyPancakes

You can use it in both cases. Depending on the context, for "excuse me" you also have the option of "entshuldigen Sie":

11/21/2016, 2:22:47 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/LauraKrenz

Shouldn't Nein, Entschuldigung translate to No, excuse me.

11/23/2016, 12:26:04 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/PeaceJoyPancakes

It could. But that sounds less natural, to my ear.

11/23/2016, 2:52:39 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/PaytonWhee2

why would I not say "ich bin" for i am?

1/12/2017, 6:57:39 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/PeaceJoyPancakes

"Entschuldigung" is a noun, so in a full sentence it's used differently from "sorry", which is an adjective. German uses different phraseology to express the concept at hand:

  • Es tut mir leid = it does (to) me sorry = it makes me sorry = I'm sorry.

  • Ich bitte um Entschuldigung = I ask for "deguiltying" = I ask for excusing = I beg your pardon= I'm sorry.

The short forms are "tut mir leid" and "Entschuldigung", which are not always exactly interchangeable, but generally can both be used like "sorry" in English, depending on the situation.

1/12/2017, 3:49:53 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/shweta572336

why the sentence is not ,"nein ich bin entschuldigung"

2/10/2017, 3:17:23 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/PeaceJoyPancakes

"Entshuldigung" is a noun, not an adjective.

2/10/2017, 7:14:10 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/GabrielZamprogno

What's the difference between "Tut mir leid" and "Es tut mir leid"?

4/22/2017, 4:29:53 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/PeaceJoyPancakes

One is shorter than the other.

It's like saying "sorry" versus "I'm sorry", though literally it's more like "makes me sorry" versus "it makes me sorry".

4/22/2017, 4:49:55 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/niamhsgray

Duolingo gives the phrase 'Nein, tut mir leid!' I was just wondering if 'Nein, es tut mir leid' would also be correct and why you are able to leave the 'es' out.

8/4/2018, 3:20:09 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/mahdiemlki

this word is just too hard to remember

12/21/2018, 3:26:30 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/mat-enring

split the word into chunks and remember ..like I remembered it as ent-shool-di-gung

12/21/2018, 3:33:49 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/tunasalad

entschuldigung is a noun?

1/24/2013, 1:19:18 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/juliensiebert

Yes, Die Entschuldigung (note the upper case E) is a noun

4/3/2013, 7:17:33 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/candii88

If Entschuldigung is too much to remember, try using "tut mir leid" it also means "I'm sorry!" :)

5/26/2013, 11:52:36 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ProfeLevinson

Can "Das tut mir leid" be understood the same as "Es tut mir leid"? I thought I used to hear that in Austria, but I could be mistaken.

6/28/2013, 9:22:54 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/zuzumy20

Why does it say here "we heard: Entschuldigt" ?? Is it okay?

10/4/2013, 7:33:29 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/PapiJack

Haha as much as that word is used, you would think the Germans would come up with a more parctical one!

2/9/2014, 5:56:30 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/deutschlearner69

what was wrong with 'nein, ich bin traurig'?

2/12/2014, 5:21:14 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/etloEntec

it means i am sad

12/1/2015, 11:18:51 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/melodically

Why cant i put " Nein, ich bin Entschuldigung" instead of just "Nein, Entschuldigung"

2/18/2014, 3:35:56 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/SariahLily
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According to what I've read here, it's a noun (unlike "sorry" in English).

So, grammatically, "ich bin Entschuldigung" would sound as odd as "I am apologies" or "I am pardon".

6/6/2015, 9:55:10 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/alauraleff

If you read the comments others have already explained this. That would imply your name is "Sorry"

4/5/2016, 1:05:58 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Vkoin

My answer is :Nein,Tut mir leid ……

3/5/2014, 1:02:23 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/AnnaleeFab

What is the difference between entschuldige and enthschuldigung?

3/6/2014, 2:16:08 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/cecethealien

What does Verzeihung mean

4/21/2014, 4:18:09 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/PriiKaulitz

Why not Nicht, tut mir leid?

4/24/2014, 2:29:51 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Raz805

Nicht never means no, it means not. But I guess you could say: Nein, es tut mir leid.

4/24/2014, 3:13:53 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Chewed_Bubblegum

If Entschuldigung means excuse me, how does it also mean I am sorry? so confusing...

5/30/2014, 12:33:08 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/needforsleep00

I agree. I lived in Germany for three months and they never used Entschuldigung in place of sorry. It truley means "Excuse Me" and not "I am sorry". My German teacher even agrees with this.

7/11/2014, 1:08:14 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/harish_nnn

So, can we say : " Nein, Tu mir leid " instead ?

6/3/2014, 12:34:34 PM

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tut* but yes. "Nein, tut mir leid" is acceptable.

3/7/2019, 1:09:05 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/BilguunB

yup, you can

5/27/2015, 9:12:37 PM

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It rejected "Nein bitte mir entschuldigen" Was there something wrong with that grammar, or did it not match the meaning well enough?

6/13/2014, 3:21:02 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/dragonite1997

what is the difference between Entschuldigung and Tut mir leid for "I am sorry"?

6/25/2014, 4:21:51 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/needforsleep00

I lived in Germany for three months and they never used "Entschuldigung" in place of "I'm sorry". It truley means "Excuse Me" and not "I am sorry". My German teacher even agrees with this. "Tut mir leid" is "I'm sorry" or literally "It causes me sorrow". The funny thing is most Germans say the English word "Sorry".

7/11/2014, 1:11:03 AM

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Though that may be true, I have a feeling that in English the two phrases are used a bit more interchangeably and that is the reason behind accepting both answers.

Nevertheless, thank you for sharing your experiences of Germany with us. If nothing else, it has given us insight that what might be interchangeable in English may not be in another language.

3/11/2016, 7:43:48 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/vivelequebec

tut mir leid =I am sorry entschuldigung= sorry

7/23/2014, 4:47:16 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/derekplymesser

I said (Nein, Ich bin leid) which is correct, I think. But it says its wrong.

7/13/2014, 8:18:48 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/vivelequebec

the correct way is to say " nein Entschuldigung nein Ich bin leid sure does not sound right in german

7/23/2014, 4:55:16 AM

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Wouldnt it be " nein, tut mir leid"? This confused me so much. If someone could it me it would be a lot of help, danke.

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"Nein, tut mir leid" is also acceptable

3/7/2019, 1:10:05 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ajju64

I put nicht instead of nein??

9/11/2014, 1:09:10 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/etloEntec

nicht is not

12/1/2015, 11:21:51 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ChiragDudh1

why not "nein,leid"? >>>>>> can anyone difference between leid and entschuldigung??? when both use???

2/18/2015, 3:33:00 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/PuneetGupt8

what does 'Verzeihung!' mean ?

6/26/2015, 9:52:06 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/navidalaei

forgiveness

8/6/2015, 11:40:15 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/aernest825

Do you always need to capitalize "entschuldigung"? I used lower case; it did not correct me, but does say correct andswer with a capital " E".

8/7/2015, 7:59:20 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Philiie

Isn't supposed to be "Nein, es tut mir leit."?

10/13/2015, 12:49:47 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/vitriolicq

Now I know why my grandmother never apologized. She literally couldn't say it.

10/16/2015, 3:21:31 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Melinda118933

Why does it need to be capitalized after a comma, it's not a noun? Example: Nein, Entschildigung!

10/23/2015, 4:10:03 AM

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It is a noun.

5/14/2018, 8:47:32 AM

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Would nein, es tut mir leid have worked as well?

11/19/2015, 9:52:52 AM

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Bitte also means sorry, i thought. Bitte = Pardon / sorry ??

11/23/2015, 4:58:20 PM

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Bitte = please. It can also be used to mean you're welcome. I've never heard it being used to mean sorry.

1/6/2016, 1:03:10 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/RinradaFom

Why is my answer is "Verzeihung" instead of "Entscheidung" :(

12/2/2015, 2:14:00 PM

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Entscheidung = "decision"

5/14/2018, 8:48:18 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Matthiasrome22

Why is Entschuldigung considered a noun?

12/5/2015, 2:16:20 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Nita654885

Is "nein, es tut mir leid" correct?

12/29/2015, 6:31:39 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/x_nasheed_x

So entschuldigung can be used for excuse me and i am sorry, im sorry its very confusing need help.

4/22/2016, 6:19:21 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/ROHITCHOUD16

I am sorry, why did we not use: "mir bis leid" here or "ich bis leid". How do we decide where to use "tut mir" or "mir bis" or "ich bis" ?

6/21/2016, 6:10:43 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/charlotteee333

So whats the difference in saying: "Es tut mir leid" and "Entshuldigung" ?

1/28/2017, 12:06:01 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/AakashDusa1

Cant it be "Nein, ich bin entschuldigung" ?

6/15/2017, 4:54:07 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/PeaceJoyPancakes

No. Please read the other comments before posting.

(In this case you'll find the answer at the very top of the page.)

6/15/2017, 5:11:51 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Chris983550

Why is "Nein, ich bin entschuldigung" incorrect when translating "No, I am sorry"?

6/19/2017, 1:46:55 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/PeaceJoyPancakes

It used to be that you could read the responses to the top comment to get your answer. Then wastrels upvoted ConkerBirdy's throwaway comment, which needs to be erased from this page, along with all of the responses to it.

Anyway, search the page for "ich bin entschuldigung" and you'll find your answer.

6/19/2017, 2:26:22 AM

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Why it cant be nein ich bin es tut mir leid??

9/26/2017, 12:35:43 PM

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Because the phrase "I am sorry" translates into the phrase es tut mir leid.

Idiomatic phrases aren't always the same between languages and might not even use the same grammar or the same verbs to express the same sentiment.

You can't take apart the phrase "I am sorry" into the words "I + am + sorry", translate them individually, put the translations together and get something that a German will understand. You have to translate the phrase as a whole, into a whole German phrase.

As an example, if someone is leaving you might say "Bye!" or "Goodbye!" or "See you!" -- but you can't say that "Bye = See you" and therefore "Goodbye = Goodsee you!": you can't take apart those idiomatic phrases and put them together on other things.

9/26/2017, 12:56:21 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Bailey578622

Surprised it isn't "Nein, ich bin entschudigung".

10/6/2017, 1:24:19 PM

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Idiomatic phrases often do no translate word for word from one language to another.

Those have to be learned as entire phrases.

10/6/2017, 6:10:41 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/mayanlevyM

How i remember this word?

1/5/2018, 9:41:37 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/PeaceJoyPancakes

Read this page. There's lots of information to help it stick.

1/6/2018, 12:23:23 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Kristin197409

It would not be very common usage to say "nein, Entschuldigung". As a native German I picked "nein, leider." Es tut mir leid better

1/31/2018, 7:11:08 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/SarahEl13

I took two years of German in high school and minored in it in college. I decided to essentially start from scratch to help refresh my spelling and grammar as much as anything. Until using Duolingo, I never once was taught to use Entschuldigung for sorry. In two trips to Germany and one to Austria, I have never heard it used that way either. Entschuldigung was always "excuse me".

3/28/2018, 1:48:44 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/sergio64747

'Entschuldigung' means 'excuse me' - I am sorry is 'es tut mir leid'

4/18/2018, 9:45:23 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Trey.Hazen

Why would it not be " ich bin entschuldigung"?

5/10/2018, 11:46:26 PM

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Entschuldigung literally means "pardon" or "forgiveness".

As an expression, Entschuldigung! is short for Ich bitte um Entschuldigung! (= I ask for forgiveness; I beg your pardon). In English, a good translation is "Excuse me!" or sometimes "Sorry!".

Saying Ich bin Entschuldigung would be like saying "I am pardon".

And entschuldigung is simply wrong -- it has to start with a capital letter E.

5/11/2018, 4:35:56 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/GiftUzumma

Why not nein es tut Mir leid

5/11/2018, 4:21:09 PM

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Nein, es tut mir leid is also accepted.

5/14/2018, 8:52:45 AM

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Can't it be "Nein, bitte"

6/20/2018, 5:19:29 PM

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No. That would be "No, please."

(Or perhaps "No, here you go." or "No, what did you say.")

6/20/2018, 5:26:19 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/AshaRossiter

couldn't Verzeihung be used insted?

6/21/2018, 3:47:59 PM

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Why not "Nein, tut es mir leid!" ?

6/27/2018, 1:39:45 AM

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Because the word order is wrong -- you put the verb first in tut es mir leid? which would be appropriate for a question but not for a statement, which has to be es tut mir leid! with the verb in the second position.

The nein is not part of the clause -- it's separated from it by the comma -- and so doesn't count for determining the numbered positions.

6/27/2018, 4:36:53 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/ArnoldPaul3

Thank you very much for the clarification.

6/27/2018, 5:11:20 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Eujean5

So, "es tut mir leid" can also mean "my condolences"?

6/30/2018, 4:43:24 PM

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No; es tut mir leid means "I am sorry".

You might say that if you heard that somebody died (as in "I'm sorry to hear that"), and you might also say "my condolences" (mein Beileid), but the two don't mean quite the same thing.

6/30/2018, 7:09:48 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/UHC_

Trying to spell this makes me cry x D

7/17/2018, 2:25:56 PM

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I used nein es tut mir leid instead of Entschuldigung and duo was ok with that

7/26/2018, 8:53:26 AM

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Why is "Nien, ich bin Entschuldigung!" wrong? The answer says the correct way is "Nein, Entschuldigung!"

7/28/2018, 1:30:28 PM

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Entschuldigung is a noun -- it refers to the process of removing (ent-) guilt (Schuld) from you.

Entschuldigung! is short for Ich bitte (Sie) um Entschuldigung!, i.e. literally something like "I ask (you) for forgiveness". Compare the English expression "I beg your pardon".

Ich bin Entschuldigung would thus mean "I am pardon" or "I am forgiveness". That's not something German people say.

Also, Nien is not a German word -- the word "no" is spelled nein in German with -ei- rather than -ie-.

7/28/2018, 6:12:45 PM

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Why not use " es tut mir lied " ????

7/29/2018, 12:26:54 PM

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The correct spelling is leid.

7/29/2018, 1:10:31 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/goayjiajou

Whats different and usage between entschuldigung and es tut mir leid?

8/9/2018, 9:12:50 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/DeyaGrey

Can't "Entschuldigung" also mean "excuse me" ?

8/11/2018, 4:32:50 PM

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Yes, sometimes it can.

8/11/2018, 5:23:11 PM

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Why is "nein, Mir es tut leid" wrong?

9/1/2018, 2:48:56 PM

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The verb tut has to be the second thing in the clause; you cannot have both mir and es in front of it.

9/1/2018, 2:52:52 PM

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Is "tut mir leid" an acceptable truncation for "es tut mir leid"? I understand that it roughly translates to "it is my anguish/wrong" but why is "es" omitted?

9/2/2018, 4:42:14 AM

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Is "tut mir leid" an acceptable truncation for "es tut mir leid"?

Yes; it’s very common.

I understand that it roughly translates to "it is my anguish/wrong"

No; if you want to be literal, it’s more like “it does (to) me anguish/pain/grief/suffering”.

but why is "es" omitted?

To make it shorter? A bit like “It sucks to be you” is shortened to “Sucks to be you.”, omitting the subject “it”.

9/2/2018, 4:48:58 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/IsmarNesim

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9/2/2018, 1:44:04 PM

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Why is it "No, I am sorry " is Entschuldigung, but "yes I am sorry" is " Ja, es tut mir leid"

9/11/2018, 7:58:16 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas328056

Entschuldigung seems like an imperative or a request, not a noun. Either that, or it is presumptuous of the speaker to take the fault away from himself.

9/21/2018, 4:09:46 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/ilovetochat87

What is the difference between es tut mir leid and entschuldigung? They both mean I am sorry but I assume as with a lot of different things in German that there's different contexts for when you would use certain versions even though they mean the same thing . So what is the difference here when would you use es tut mir leid to mean I'm sorry? And when would you want to use entschuldigung for I'm sorry?

10/1/2018, 2:02:21 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Kat495481

Why not "Nein, leider"

11/4/2018, 1:54:31 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Herr637162

duo shows wrong when i wrote 'nein, es tut mir leid' why?

11/15/2018, 10:16:06 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Zer0827633

There is so many nice people willing to help others. Thank you

11/28/2018, 5:47:05 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/AmandaWats553418

nein, es tut mir leid

11/28/2018, 6:36:54 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/NinadAchrk

What's the difference between 'Entschuldigung' and 'Es tut mir leid'?

12/10/2018, 3:19:35 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/CelinaMari310172

I used es tut mir leid and it told me i was wrong. Both mean i am sorry, unsure why they marked it wrong.

12/12/2018, 4:57:12 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Alex654595

Entschuldigung and Es tut mir leid mean the same? It seems to differ depending on if "nein" is in front or behind. Like "no, im sorry" would be "nein entschuldigung"? And "Im sorry, no" would be "Es tut mir leid, nein or entschuldigung, nein" why?

12/18/2018, 11:39:11 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/kaibreeze

Es tut mir leid vs. Entschuldigung?

12/28/2018, 5:51:55 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Fatjon674461

Its hard to write it

12/31/2018, 7:23:20 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Ken666078

But Duo said, the correct answer was, Nein tut mir leid. I thought it was es tut mir leid.

1/12/2019, 8:03:05 PM

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Both are used -- the fuller es tut mir leid is a bit more formal, while tut mir leid is a bit more colloquial.

It's a bit like "I'm sorry!" versus "Sorry!".

1/13/2019, 9:56:06 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Addie6130

Why is it "Entschudigung" and not "es tut mir leid"

1/24/2019, 5:34:06 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/adubbs24

so whats the difference between entshuldigung and es tut mir leid? i answered the latter and got it wrong

2/1/2019, 2:10:21 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/shawn314356

Vit what is the right answer.. nein entsuldigung was not a choice?

2/4/2019, 4:08:36 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/JeraldFitzjerald

Interesting... The discussion exercise is "Nein, Entschuldigung," but I just came from an exercise in which the answer was "Nein, tut mir leid."

Never had that happen before

2/6/2019, 7:38:25 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Gary281408

Why not... Nein, es tut mir leid?

2/8/2019, 7:15:46 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/TessaWilso13

Wouldn't 'Nien, es tut mir leid' also work? Duolingo says its wrong and the correction would be "Nein, tut mir leid'. Is there a differenct with the es?

2/13/2019, 2:12:19 PM

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Nien is a typo for Nein.

2/13/2019, 2:23:27 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/alex150997

THERE WAS NO OPTION WITH THE RIGHT ANSWER

2/13/2019, 11:18:49 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/PeaceJoyPancakes

There's more than one right answer.

2/13/2019, 11:45:01 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/WinrocktheGerman

danke

3/8/2019, 12:46:51 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/PamMcCarty

Why would "Nein, es tut mir leid" be wrong?

3/18/2019, 1:23:16 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/PamMcCarty

My quandary is not answered. It said to translate "no, I am sorry," and I wrote "nein, es tut mir leid." It said I was wrong. Why?

3/18/2019, 1:37:29 AM
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