I put "Please excuse me" and it accepted it. Does "pardoni" really mean both excuse and forgive? For example, I was thinking, "Bonvolu pardoni min. Mi devas uzi la necesejo."
If you think of the word pardon, it's an act of forgiveness (e.g. the President pardoning a convicted felon). "Pardon me" means the same as "excuse me" as you are asking someone for forgiveness for making them move, we just don't generally think of it that way.
I'm also not sure regarding this. Are they interchangeable according to context?
Bonvolu pardoni min~ mi ne povas ami vin~ ĝi rememorigas min... an 80's power ballad of Bryan Adams
Bonvolu is already in the command form, so the other verbs are in the base form. So it's "Bonvolu pardoni min" but "Pardonu min!"
Why is forgive in its infinitive form here? Why is it not "Bonvolu pardonu min."?
I'm wondering that too. I wonder if it has something to do with there being no subject in the sentence
Could this also be translated to 'I beg your pardon.'? Or is it a more earnest phrase.