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Hi everyone! I'm Alisha.
Welcome to Conversational Phrases!
We've found that the best way to learn a language is to speak it from day one! And the best way to start speaking is to learn phrases that you'll use in real conversations.
In this lesson, you'll learn conversational phrases to use when apologizing to someone. After watching this video, you'll be able to apologize and say what you're apologizing for.
Now, let's take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue.
Je suis désolé d'être en retard.
T'inquiète, c'est pas grave.
Once more with the English translation.
Je suis désolé d'être en retard.
“I'm sorry for being late.”
T'inquiète, c'est pas grave.
“Don't worry about it.”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say "I'm sorry [reason]."
The pattern is: Je suis désolé(e) [reason].
"I'm sorry [reason].".
For example:
"I'm sorry for being late."
Je suis désolé d'être en retard., Je suis désolé d'être en retard.
Now, how do you respond that it's okay?
T'inquiète, c'est pas grave.
"Don't worry about it."
Listen to it again: T'inquiète, c'est pas grave., T'inquiète, c'est pas grave.
This French sentence translates as "Don't worry, it's okay. " But it means "Don't worry about it."