"Sorry."

Translation:Pole.

March 18, 2017

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/EileenRaff2

This answer is wrong. Pole expresses sympathy, which can sometimes be translated as sorry, but samahani is the standard translation.

March 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/syntyche1981

So more like "sorry for your... (insert misfortune of choice here)"

April 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Gazelle1596

Sorry in English can be both. In Swahili we differentiate between pole - I am sorry for (your loss) - it is something the speaker did NOT cause :) samahani - "excuse me" (the person is either at fault or wanting to get your attention, such as when asking for the way or before a request) I would not say it is wrong.

June 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Joel158879

From my experience, I would second @Gazelle1596 on this one.

July 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/brady225170

i think its just fine...in swahili sorry has two meanings... both pole and samahani... now it depends with the situation...either its to show sympathy or to excuse yourself(respectively)

September 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Missy978589

Thank you all so very much. I had no idea. I wouldve used it so correctly

November 19, 2017
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