November 30, 2016



Does Romanian distinguish between blame and a blameless apology like some other Romance languages do? e.g. in Spanish:

"Lo siento que se le tiró el café". - I'm sorry that your coffee spilled (the person speaking had nothing to do with the coffee spilling).

"Disculpe por tirarle el café." - sorry for spilling your coffee (the person speaking was responsible for the coffee spilling).

November 30, 2016


Sort of. "Scuze"/"scuză-mă"/"îmi cer scuze" imply fault of the speaker. "Îmi pare rău" would be used to simply express sympathy (however, it could also be used when the speaker is at fault).

November 30, 2016


¡Jajaja! Perdon, pero me sonaba gracioso cuando uno lo piensa. XD

April 4, 2018


Can "Scuze" also be used to say "Excuse me"?

April 10, 2017


"excuse me" is "scuza-ma"

April 10, 2017


That is would be the literal translation. I don't see why scuze can't translate to excuse me.

May 3, 2017


The audio sounds like "scuzen", with an "n" at the end.

January 12, 2017


Yes, I heard this "n" sound too

March 27, 2017


Yes, in many exercises the sound is not clean. Maybe is the girl who does it bad.

March 29, 2017


Hope this isn't painfully obvious but how would you say "I am sorry" or "I am so sorry"? Like one would say if they broke something, I don't believe it's just "eu scuze", seems awkward.

January 25, 2017


"I am sorry" - Scuze; Îmi cer scuze; Îmi pare rău; Scuză-mă

"I am so sorry" - Îmi pare foarte rău; Îmi cer mii de scuze; Regret foarte mult

January 30, 2017


I'm going to give this a shot. I could be wrong, because I grew up speaking Romanian but have never been to Romania, so I speak very colloquially.

Scuze is not a verb, so you can't say, "Eu scuze." Simply "scuze" is fine for "I'm sorry." Another thing you can say is "scuza-ma," which I think is more of a request ("forgive me" or "excuse me," rather than "I'm sorry").

If you want to be really apologetic, I don't think you can expand on scuze, but you can say "Îmi pare foarte rau" (there's the little accent on the a in "rau," my keyboard is dumb), which means something like I feel very (foarte) bad

January 28, 2017


Wouldn't "Excuse me" be a valid answer too?

April 5, 2017


could "Pardon me." also be a valid translation?

June 19, 2017


"Excuse me" here comes from the fact that if you say "Scuze" like if you were saying "Scuz", it sounds like the last syllable of "excuse".

September 10, 2017


Scuze translates as excuse me in English. Sorry is the same as pardon .

October 15, 2017


was it pronounce as scuza or scuzle?

September 25, 2018


As for as i know from my experience in Romania, Scuze! Means also excuse me.

November 26, 2018


My experience with Romanian speakers both in the UK and Romania would confirm that 'scuze' on its own can mean: Excuse me (I'd like to go by you or briefly obstruct your view like at the cinema); Excuse me or Pardon (I didn't hear or understand what you said), Sorry (both as a mild apology and as a polite apology for bumping into someone), and as Excuse me (I'd like to attract your attention or speak to you).

Someone knocked my coffee off the table once and although I'm not sure exactly what they said it was way more than 'Scuze'!

January 21, 2019


This is literally Québec French! Scuzé-moi!

July 15, 2017
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