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excuse me

I am ​sorry to ​interrupt you: Excuse me, where is the ​bathroom?
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Excuse me is also used to say you are ​sorry for having done something, esp. ​unintentionally, that might be ​annoying to other ​people.
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You might also use excuse me as a ​question when you ​want someone to ​repeat something that ​person has said because you could not ​hear it: "Excuse me? I didn’t get that last ​part."
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