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How to ask someone to move a tad so I can get through.

Ok so I was wondering if I could say Excuse me as in can I please get through. I was using Entschuldige but I'm not sure if this is correct. In English we use Excuse me to get someone's attention and to try to get past someone in asking them to move a tad.

September 26, 2017



Hi I'd use Entschuldigung = excuse me


doesn't that mean i'm sorry?


Just say Entschuldigung


Entschuldigung, könnten Sie bitte einen Schritt zur Seite gehen, damit ich durch kann?

Entschuldigung, könnten Sie mich bitte durchlassen / vorbeilassen?

Entschuldigung, Ihnen ist gerade das Portemonnaie runtergefallen!

As the last example shows, I'd also use Entschuldigung as a way to get someone's attention even in a case where you are not asking them to do something ("You just dropped your wallet!").


So what's the difference between Entschuldigung and Entschuldige? Can Entschuldigung mean please squizy over and Entschuldige can't mean that? Or are they interchangeable?


rudsh dich bitte :)

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