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Introduction
Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute French Season 1, Lesson 5 - Making Apologies. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to apologize for yourself in French.
Body
Becky: Here's the informal way to say 'Excuse me.' in French.
Yasmine: [Normal] Excuse-moi.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'excuse'
Yasmine: [Normal] excuse [Slow] excuse
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'me'
Yasmine: [Normal] moi [Slow] moi
Becky: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'Excuse me.'
Yasmine: [Slow] Excuse-moi. [Normal] Excuse-moi.
Becky: Ok, now let's take a look at the formal way to say 'Excuse me.'
Yasmine: [Normal] Excusez-moi.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'excuse'
Yasmine: [Normal] excusez [Slow] excusez
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'me'
Yasmine: [Normal] moi [Slow] moi
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Excuse me.'
Yasmine: [Slow] Excusez-moi. [Normal] Excusez-moi.
Becky: Next up is the formal way to say 'I didn't mean it.'
Yasmine: [Normal] Ce n'était pas intentionnel.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'it'
Yasmine: [Normal] ce [Slow] ce
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'not'
Yasmine: [Normal] n'...pas [Slow] n'...pas
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'was'
Yasmine: [Normal] était [Slow] était
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'intentional'
Yasmine: [Normal] intentionnel [Slow] intentionnel
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'I didn't mean it.'
Yasmine: [Slow] Ce n'était pas intentionnel. [Normal] Ce n'était pas intentionnel.
Becky: Finally is a way to say 'I'm sorry.'
Yasmine: [Normal] Je suis désolé(e).
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Yasmine: [Normal] je [Slow] je
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'am'
Yasmine: [Normal] suis [Slow] suis
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'sorry'
Yasmine: [Normal] désolé(e) [Slow] désolé(e)
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning 'I'm sorry.'
Yasmine: [Slow] Je suis désolé(e). [Normal] Je suis désolé(e).
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Yasmine: When you’re in France, you’ll notice that French people use désolé(e) quite a lot when they are apologizing!

Outro

Becky: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!

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Thursday at 06:30 PM
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Hi Listeners! Let's practice in the comments!

FrenchPod101.com Verified
Wednesday at 10:45 PM
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Bonjour Ayodeji,

Merci pour ton commentaire, juste une petite correction : "mon amour". 😉


Bonne journée,

Marion

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Ayodeji
Tuesday at 06:07 AM
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Je suis désolé - I am sorry

Ce n'était pas intentionnel - I didn't mean it

Excusez moi - excuse me

Je t'aime beaucoup - I love very much

Mon amor - my Love

Frenchpod101.com
Wednesday at 05:33 AM
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Bonjour Tarik et enchantée de vous rencontrer !


Puis-je vous aider ?


Bonne journée !

Marie Alice

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Тарык
Saturday at 07:20 AM
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Bonjour!) Je m'appelle Tarik. Excuse-moi. I hope the counterpart will say, Ce n'etait pas intentionnel

FrenchPod101.com
Wednesday at 06:21 PM
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Bonjour Faith,


Indeed, you can say "Je suis désolé(e), je ne le pensais pas".

Thank you for your comment.



Bonne journée !

Marie Alice

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Faith
Saturday at 12:38 AM
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Can you use I am sorry and I didn't mean it together?


Salman
Tuesday at 11:59 PM
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Excusez-moi. ce n'etait pas intentionnel.