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Hola a todos! Soy Lucia. Hi everybody! I’m Lucia. Welcome to SpanishPod101.com’s Español en tres minutos. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Spanish.
In the last lesson, we learned the phrase ¿Habla ingles?; "Do you speak English?"
In this lesson we’re going to learn how to apologize or say “excuse me” in Spanish.
The basic phrase for “excuse me” is Disculpe.
[slowly] Disculpe.
We should use Disculpe in formal situations, like when we are ordering something at a restaurant. For example:
Disculpe, un cafe, por favor. "Excuse me, a coffee please."
[slowly] Disculpe, un cafe, por favor.
We can also use it when asking a question:
Disculpe, donde esta el bano? "Excuse me, where is the restroom?"
[slowly] Disculpe, donde esta el bano?
Another way to say "excuse me" is Perdón.
[slowly] Perdón.
Just like disculpe, we can use perdón when asking a question, or when apologizing.
Both of these phrases can be used for either “excuse me” or “I’m sorry.” But if you really want to apologize for something, it might be better to use a different phrase.
That phrase is Lo siento. It means “I’m sorry” and can be used in both formal and informal situations.
[slowly] Lo siento
Unlike the others, Lo siento only has the meaning of “I’m sorry”, and not “excuse me”.
Now it’s time for Lucia’s Insights.
Please remember that if we accidentally bump into someone on the street, we don’t usually say “I am sorry,” Lo siento; instead we say disculpe, or perdón, "excuse me".
Are you are able to count in Spanish? In the next lesson we will learn the numbers in Spanish from one to ten!
Hasta la próxima! See you soon!