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How to say Excuse Me In Japanese?

KanjiHiragana
すみませんすみません
Pronunciation: sumimasen
How to Say It Outloud: soo-mee-mah-sen
Usage: Used to apologize or to get someone's attention.
Example Sentence Japanese:すみません、道を教えてください。
Example Sentence English:Excuse me, can you tell me the way?
KanjiHiragana
失礼しますしつれいします
Pronunciation: shitsurei shimasu
How to Say It Outloud: shee-tsu-ray shee-mas
Usage: Used when entering or leaving a room, or interrupting someone.
Example Sentence Japanese:失礼します、これを見てください。
Example Sentence English:Excuse me, please take a look at this.
KanjiHiragana
ちょっとちょっと
Pronunciation: chotto
How to Say It Outloud: cho-tto
Usage: Used casually to get someone's attention, equivalent to 'hey' or 'excuse me' in informal settings.
Example Sentence Japanese:ちょっと、あの本を取ってくれる?
Example Sentence English:Excuse me, can you get that book for me?
KanjiHiragana
ごめんごめん
Pronunciation: gomen
How to Say It Outloud: go-men
Usage: Used informally to apologize, often shortened from 'ごめんなさい'.
Example Sentence Japanese:ごめん、遅くなった。
Example Sentence English:Excuse me, I'm late.
Katakana
エクスキューズミー
Pronunciation: ekusukyūzumī
How to Say It Outloud: eh-koo-skew-zoo-mee
Usage: Direct katakana transcription of 'excuse me', rarely used in everyday conversation.

Dictionary

済みませんすみませんCommon wordjlpt-n3jlpt-n1
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • excuse me; pardon me; I'm sorry; I beg your pardon
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • thank you; you shouldn't have; it's too much
御免ごめんCommon wordjlpt-n2
  • I'm sorry; my apologies; excuse me; pardon me
  • may I come in?
Noun
  • permission; leave; license
Noun
  • dismissal; discharge
Noun
  • not wanting; objecting to; being fed up with; wishing to avoid
Place
  • Gomen
失礼しますしつれいしますCommon word
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • excuse me; pardon me; I beg your pardon
失礼しつれいCommon word
Noun
Suru verb
Intransitive verb
Na-adjective (keiyodoshi)
  • discourtesy; impoliteness
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • excuse me; goodbye
Suru verb
  • to leave
Suru verb
  • to be rude
済まないすまないCommon wordjlpt-n2jlpt-n1
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • inexcusable; unjustifiable; unpardonable
I-adjective (keiyoushi)
  • sorry; remorseful; apologetic; conscience-stricken; contrite
  • excuse me; (I'm) sorry; thank you
御免なさいごめんなさいjlpt-n3jlpt-n1
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • I'm sorry; my apologies; excuse me; pardon me
済まぬすまぬ
  • excuse me; I'm sorry
すいませんすいません
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • sorry; excuse me; thank you
ちょっとCommon wordjlpt-n1jlpt-n5
Adverb (fukushi)
  • a little; a bit; slightly
Adverb (fukushi)
  • just a minute; for a moment; briefly
Adverb (fukushi)
  • somewhat; rather; fairly; pretty; quite
Adverb (fukushi)
  • (not) easily; (not) readily
  • hey!; come on; excuse me
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • thanks, but no; not feasible; not possible
失礼しましたしつれいしましたCommon word
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • my apologies; I'm sorry; excuse me
エクスキューズミーエクスキューズミー
Noun
  • excuse me
すんずれいすんずれい
Noun
  • excuse me; pardon me
頼もうたのもう
  • excuse me; pardon me
すまんすまん
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • sorry; excuse me
前を失礼しますまえをしつれいします
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • excuse me (when passing in front of someone)
すみま千円すみませんえん
  • sorry; excuse me; thank you
すんまへんすんまへん
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • sorry; excuse me; thank you
失礼をばしつれいをば
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • my apologies; I'm sorry; excuse me
どうもすみませんどうもすみません
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • thank you very much; I'm sorry; excuse me
お邪魔しますおじゃましますCommon wordjlpt-n2jlpt-n1
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • please excuse the intrusion; I'm coming in

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