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When can I use "pardon"?

Ana C1Kwiziq community member

When can I use "pardon"?

Could I also say "pardon" for sorry, in this case? Thank you. 

Asked 11 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Ana, 

The use of 'pardon' and 'pardonnez-moi' is stronger in French than in English.

You might use it if you bump into somebody by mistake but you wouldn't use it for something trivial like not having the exact change in this situation.

You are actually asking someone to pardon you for doing something wrong.

The word I hear most for saying sorry is 'désolé' .

Bonne Continuation!

 

When can I use "pardon"?

Could I also say "pardon" for sorry, in this case? Thank you. 

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