CHINESE WORD / PHRASE STUDY
Speak Different Chinese Words or Phrases of Sorry
对不起 (Duì Bù Qǐ), 不好意思 (Bù Hǎo Yì Si), 抱歉 (Bào Qiàn) are the three most common used apology phrases in Chinese’s daily life.
- 对不起 is often used in very formal and serious occasions.
- 不好意思 is a casual speaking and used in oral communications only.
- 抱歉 is more elegant than 不好意思，but less formal than 对不起.
To know more about apology-related stories, please click to read Ten Useful Ways to Say Sorry in Chinese, and Apologize like Real Chinese on Different Occasions as well.
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