If the question was in the negative form and you want to answer positively, you use "si".
- vous n'avez pas encore fini ?
- si, désolé.
If the question was in the positive form, you can only use "oui".
- vous avez fini ?
- oui, désolé
I did not understand the explanation given in the dictionary hint drop-down. Is "désolé" the feminine form? If so, what is the masculine?
How is, "Yes, I'm sorry!" not correct? Can someone please give me a context in which these two are different?
The back translation may help you understand that you have to translate as closely as possible to what you are offered:
yes, I'm sorry = oui, je suis désolé(e)
You may have to add or remove words if the languages do not match, but please don't do it if it is not grammatically necessary.
I think it is courteous to say "Yes, I'm sorry!" as the English translation.
Why is "Yes, I'm sorry" wrong? Is the "I'm" not implied given that I'm the one saying it?
"Désolé" describes your state of mind = I am sorry;
"Pardon" is apologetic = I beg your pardon
I apologize: je vous prie de m'excuser, excusez-moi, je vous fais des/mes excuses.
Couldn't the answer also be, "Oui, pardon!" Pardon means sorry in french, and in a french environment I don't hear a lot of people saying desole.
Does anyone know any good websites that could teach me those accents and lines above the letters and words? Because I'm a beginner at french and wI want to learn them..
In the same situations as "yes, sorry!". First you confirm something, then you say you are sorry about it. Like: "Is the museum closed now?" - "Yes, sorry (you can't visit it now)".
is the same as yes , i'm sorry
My translation was marked incorrect because I typed "Yes, sorry." ...beginning to be sorry I'm using this app.
No, it is one single word... like "sorry" that you cannot change to "sor-ry".
I guess if you leave a space then it just would not make any sense. Sor-ry?
Using plain English is a good tip for those expecting to keep their hearts.
You should find a way to use accented signs on your computer because the French language will not adjust to your computer.
whaT THE HELL LIKE I TRIED MY BLOODY BEST TO DO THIS FRNECH THINGY I HOPE THIS GET SHUT DOWN IM SUEING USE ALL AND THE COMPANY MY MUMS AN LAWYER YOUR ALL GOING DOWN MEETY ME IN COURT IN 5 WEEKS -GABRIELLA