pardon (me) Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"pardon (me)" in British English

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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)

"pardon me" in American English

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pardon me

pleaserepeat what you just said: Pardon me? I didn't ​hear you. Pardon me Pardon me is sometimes used to say you are ​sorry when you do something ​slightlyrude, such as burp or ​accidentallypush someone. pardon me Pardon me is also ​polite way of ​attracting someone’s ​attention: Pardon me, does this ​train go to Oakland? pardon me 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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