pardon me
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pardon me(
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An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
1. (used when asking something)
a. perdóname
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Pardon me. Can you tell me where gate seven is, please?Perdóname. ¿Me puedes decir dónde está la puerta siete?
b. disculpa
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Pardon me. Is this your bag?Disculpa. ¿Es tu bolsa?
c. perdóneme
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Pardon me. Do you have the time?Perdóneme. ¿Me puede dar su hora?
d. disculpe
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Pardon me. Could you tell me the way to the museum?Disculpe. ¿Me puede indicar por dónde queda el museo?
2. (used when asking for clarification)
a. ¿Cómo?
My sister will be coming at 7 pm. - Pardon me? What time did you say?Mi hermana llegará a las 7 pm. - ¿Cómo? ¿A qué hora dijiste?
b. ¿Mande?
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
We're having fish for dinner. - Pardon me?Vamos a cenar pescado. - ¿Mande?
3. (used to apologize)
a. perdón
Pardon me, I didn't mean to disturb you.Perdón, no quería molestarle.
4.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(used to ask for permission)
a. con permiso
Pardon me, ma'am. I need to get by.Con permiso, señora. Necesito pasar.
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