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German Grammar?!?!

What is the difference between Entschuldigung and Es tut mir leid?Help me with this ...PLEASE!!!

December 14, 2016

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

Entschuldigung also might mean excuse me, while tut mir leid is more like apologizing

December 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_.amaterasu._

As a rough approximation: I apologize = Es tut mir leid. (more formal, more genuine in some contexts) I'm sorry. = Entschuldigung (less formal, also used jokingly)

December 14, 2016

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

I didn't know! Thanks a lot.

December 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_.amaterasu._

No problem

December 14, 2016

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

It gets a lot harder than that!

Ich mag euch - I like you.

Ich komme mit Ihnen - I am coming with you.

Hast du Urlaub? - Are you on vacation/holidays?

Gehen Sie? - Are you going?

That was an example of German grammar, concerning the use of "you" in German. Don't worry though, once you know it, you'll get used to it.

In fact put it into this perspective: German is a language some people only know, well, in Germany. Therefore they may not know English, and would find it hard to understand - the same of us like we think about the German language.

December 14, 2016
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