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"Excuse me."

Translation:Извините.

November 19, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VitorGalvao1

When should I use Извините and Простите?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

They are both used as "Excuse me", though «извините» is more closely associated with a formal "excuse me". When you did something big wrong and actually want to apologize, «Простите» is probably better to ask for forgiveness.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Muchachos_Octane

THanks, that also helps me


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/selazu

They're pretty interchangeable, you can use either of them for both "excuse me" and "I'm sorry". "Простите" as "Excuse me" is a bit informal, but "Простите, Вы не подскажете который сейчас час?" is still correct Russian.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amelie135

Что не так с "извини меня"? Буквоедство какое-то!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A_User

Is the stress on the last syllable in this word?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mightypotatoe

Извини́те, it's on the second to last syllable


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amahami

Here it's извините, but in tinycards it's извини. What is the difference between them?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/elizabeth.338260

For the rest of the questions, the app has let me use my Western style keyboard to give a phonetic equivalent to the Russian sounds. I seem to be stuck on this one. Any suggestions?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Konstadina235851

You can use Latin keyboard for the Latin derived languages, but this is a Cyrillic one. It's the same as trying to write Greek with a Latin keyboard. It would be full of mistakes and it would give Greeks a headache trying to understand what you wrote. But corrections cannot be based on assumptions.therefore It is not accepted in Greece and should not be in Russian too. You need to download a Russian keyboard. I did it easily on my cell phone. Just went to settings, languages and set up a new language. Good luck. Hope to see you around again.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Konstadina235851

Sorry you add a keyboard not a language


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ftay98

Which word do i use for excuse me as please move


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wool_nosochek

"извините меня" - my answer should be accepted, i guess


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mitchell326497

Wouldnt that translate to "excuse me my?"..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Venidici

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