Is "my bad" the same as "I am sorry"?
I have heard this phrase in many occasions. Most of all, when someone bumps with someone else. Is it meant to mean I am sorry?
The saying is "my bad," which means "I take responsibility" or "I'm sorry."
Yes and no
The phrase, "My Bad" means "Woops!" or in some cases "In Your Face"
Like you will see prissy girls say "Woops My Bad" and they really mean "Hahaha! In Your Face.....litteraly"
"I am sorry" is sincere
"My Bad" is more slang, something teenagers use.
It is almost the same as saying "I'm sorry" but you may not necessarily be really "sorry" about it. I agree with Ruth that it is more a phrase to acknowledge that something is your fault. It can acknowledge simply "I know I made a mistake."
"My bad" acknowledges that something was my fault. However, I may not feel sorry about it. I may have bumped into someone I don't like. I admit that I am guilty, but "I am sorry" goes further, to add that I not only am guilty, but I also FEEL guilty, that I regret having done something wrong.
Yera, lo que dicen es:
"my bad" = lo he hecho mal, lo siento
Yes and no. You're misunderstanding what is being said. In fact, the phrase is "my bad," not "my bed." However, it is slang for "I'm sorry."
When I played sports I used to say, "mala mía" for "my bad".