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mi scusi\spiacente

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Hello all, Here on duolingo we use sono spiacente to describe i'm sorry. but from earlier knowledge i have people use mi scusi. which one is correct and which is used for what perpose?

Plus - if both are used as im sorry, how do you say "ecxuse me" in italian?

thank you all.

June 12, 2013


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Both are formal ways to apologize, but "sono spiacente" adds the additional coldness and distance of not addressing the apology, similar to how in English you'd say "I apologize".


"Excuse me" is translated as "mi scusi" You can also use "mi scusi" for apologize with someone you don't know

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