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  • so yesterday I was doing the weekly shop.

  • Now the weekly shop is what we call when we go shopping to go and buy a with the things we need for the week.

  • So, for example, this'll week I needed to buy some meat, some bread, some vegetables, all that kind of stuff.

  • So, as Americans might say, grocery shopping, we just call it the weekly shop or to go to the supermarket.

  • Now, While I was doing this, I noticed how busy it waas.

  • Okay, it was a Sunday.

  • This is everybody's day off.

  • Everyone's busy.

  • Ah, lots happening.

  • There's not really much space because there's so many people we can't move.

  • So there was a lot of bumping into each other.

  • There was a lot of standing on feet.

  • There was a lot of screaming Children and trolleys going everywhere.

  • Now, how do we deal with this situation when we feel like we're annoying people?

  • Well, just like any other British person, we say, Sorry, we apologize.

  • We say this too much.

  • Judging by what my Skype students tell me, a lot of you have a problem kind of understanding when we should use the word sorry or are there any other words we can use?

  • What kind of situations do we use?

  • These other words?

  • Well, let me just give you a few examples now, and hopefully you'll have a better understanding off Britain's favorite word.

  • Sorry.

  • Let's think of some synonyms for the word sorry or other ways that we can say it.

  • So we've got the word Sorry.

  • We can also say I apologize.

  • I'm so sorry.

  • I'm terribly sorry.

  • I'm awfully sorry or I'm really sorry.

  • Now, Internation can vary with how we say it Depends what situation we're in.

  • Andi.

  • Hopefully you can kind of listen to my Internation in these examples, and you might have a little bit of a better understanding of how we say sorry.

  • Also, So we can say Sorry.

  • Of course, when we make someone sad, usually I would say I'm so sorry.

  • I didn't mean to upset you.

  • So that's one way of saying sorry if we've upset somebody.

  • But there are many other ways of the British people say Sorry.

  • Let's say we're in this situation in a shopping center.

  • When I was hearing the words sorry, probably about 50 times people were saying Sorry because they were standing on each other's feet or because they were bumping shoulders together.

  • Little things like this, we always say Sorry, we don't like to invade each other's personal space.

  • Even if you're standing too close to somebody, you would probably say Sorry, it's just the way it is.

  • It's an unwritten rule on its culture.

  • So if I'm stood too close to somebody, maybe I accidentally touch them.

  • Let's say it's a guy.

  • I would probably laugh and say Sorry May.

  • Or if it was a lady, I would probably just say, Oh, sorry.

  • But we can also say Excuse May.

  • That's the same as saying Excuse me, Notice how I removed the E it becomes.

  • Excuse me.

  • This is how British people would usually say, Excuse me.

  • Like I said, we could make someone sad.

  • We could bump into someone, invade their personal space.

  • Usually it's when we're worried that we're annoying somebody We will say sorry or excuse May now also weaken Say sorry for being late.

  • So, for example, if you're late to something, you're late to a meeting.

  • You're late to Ah class.

  • You're late to anything you could say.

  • Sorry I'm late.

  • Sorry, I'm late.

  • The traffic was a nightmare.

  • Now that's way that we do it because we like to use an excuse.

  • The traffic was a nightmare.

  • The traffic was terrible.

  • It's another way of saying Sorry I'm late.

  • It's because off this now, if someone's in your way, you want them to move.

  • We'll say sorry just for asking them to move.

  • So we will probably say, Excuse me, I just need to get through here.

  • Please.

  • Very awkward.

  • Remember, we're very awkward people.

  • Now, if you want to be a confident person, you would just say Excuse May.

  • Now, if we have to ask someone a question and we're worried that we might offend them, then we might say Please forgive me for asking, but blah, blah, blah.

  • We can also say I'm sorry for asking, but now this is when we have to maybe ask someone to do something or if we're worried we might offend them on my final point is when we're apologizing in emails.

  • Maybe we've behaved badly in work and we have to apologize to our boss.

  • Also, we would usually say I sincerely apologize.

  • I sincerely apologize for my behavior.

  • Please hold me fully responsible for any problems I have caused.

  • Now, this is a really formal way of speaking.

  • We wouldn't use this when we bump into somebody.

  • We would probably just say Excuse me or Sorry.

  • We mean it, Justus.

  • Muchas you would mean it in your country.

  • But we just love to say we're sorry.

  • It's a great word and you should embrace it.

  • Feel free to go down to the description box below and you can book a trial lesson with me.

  • Also, if you want to subscribe, that would be brilliant.

  • And give me a thumbs up.

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  • What?

  • You would like me to teach you next in these YouTube blessings and I'll see what I can do.

  • Anyway.

  • Thanks very much for watching guys.

  • This has Bean Elliott from E T J.

  • English.

  • Cheers.

  • Have a great day.

  • Bye.

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