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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.

6/12/2013, 2:11:53 PM

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

6/12/2013, 5:38:45 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/f.formica
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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".

6/14/2013, 7:52:26 PM
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