¿ Dar disculpas ?
Respuestas en inglés
Informante: Sra. Martha Barboza
Ocupación: Estudiante de Relaciones Públicas en Universidad Latina
Diplomacia - Embajada de Estados Unidos en Costa Rica
1- I'm sorry, I lost control. I was in such a bad mood but you were not
2- I didn't mean to offend you or hurt your feelings. It wasn't my
intention. I didn't mean for you to take what I said that way.
3- Oh, my God ! I can't believe I stained your dress, how clumsy of me. Let
me help you please. May with some soda water.
4- I cannot believe this happened, don't worry, I'm insured. You're not
hurt are you ? Let's sit down and wait for the police to come and fill out
the report and I'll explain that it was my fault. I'm sorry.
5- (Buddy) When you lent me your car today I had a small accident in it,
but don't worry. It's already in the shop and I'm going to pay for it, I
promise. Please, let's not ruin our friendship over this.
6- I would leave whitout saying anything then send her flowers with a great
" hallmark" card pleading for forgiveness.
7- Oh, excuse me, how clumsy of me. Are you alright ?
8- I'm sorry, did I hurt you ?
9- When I told I wou'd go with you, I had never planned on all of these
things happening ( with a big hug, I wold plead for forgiveness).
10- I can't believe I ripped it, I will get it fixed or I'll try to replace
it. I'm so sorry, please accept my apology.
11- I didn't know you didn't like coconut, next time I'll ask first.
12- Excuse me for my tardiness, I was caught in a horrible trafic jam,
13- I didn't mean to offend you, it wasn't my intention, please accept my
14- I didn't think you would take it to neart. Sorry, next time I will
15- Oh my God, how clumsy of me. Let me help you pick this mess up.
I'lljust go into the kitchen and get a rag.
16- Are you alright ? I didn't mean to hit you. Please let me help you some
17- Oh, my god. I didn't turn around, I assumed yur hand was out of the
way, how can I make this up to you ?
18- I'm sorry, I didn't know you had lost her, my deepest sympathies whit
you lost ( hand on shoulder).
19- What can I get for you, are you O.K. Shall we rush you to a clinic or
20- Do you have any club soda ? Let's put some on quickly. I'm sorry !
21- Oh, I'm sorry, but I'm sure this must happen often.
22- I'm sorry but I'm ordering you a copy.
23- I don't know what to say or how to make it up to you, but I hope you
can forgive me.
24- Please don't hate me. It was an accident.
25- Mom, what can I say, we all make mistakes sometimes.
26- In the grief I forgot some detais, I'm sorry.
27- I would go out to a nursery and buy lots of rose bushes to replace the
broken ones and make everything pretty again.
28- I would go over to my neighbor's knock on their window-door- apologize
and offer to replace it.
29- I would make apologies for bringing a snob with me to their reunion and
send flowers the next day.
30- I would invite the vegetarian to a vegetable feast after the party.
Do you have any club soda ? Let's put some on quickly. I'm sorry...