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pardon (me)

formal I beg your pardon
used to say that you are sorry for doing something wrong or for being rude
(Definition of pardon (me) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pardon me

please repeat what you just said: Pardon me? I didn't hear you.
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Pardon me is sometimes used to say you are sorry when you do something slightly rude, such as burp or accidentally push someone.
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Pardon me is also polite way of attracting someone’s attention: Pardon me, does this train go to Oakland?
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Pardon me can also be used to show respect before disagreeing with someone: Pardon me, but I think you have that wrong.
(Definition of pardon me from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pardon (me)”
in Chinese (Simplified) 对不起,请原谅…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對不起,請原諒…
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