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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.
Desculpa chegar atrasado.
Não se preocupe.
Once more with the English translation.
Desculpa chegar atrasado.
“I'm sorry for being late.”
Não se preocupe.
“Don't worry about it.”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say "I'm sorry for [reason]."
The pattern is: Desculpa [reason].
This Portuguese sentence literally translates as "Sorry [reason]." But it means "I'm sorry for [reason].".
For example:
"I'm sorry for being late."
Desculpa chegar atrasado., Desculpa chegar atrasado.
Now, how do you respond that it's okay?
Não se preocupe.
"Don't worry about it."
Listen to it again: Não se preocupe., Não se preocupe.
"Don't worry about it."