Learn Italian - Italian Apologies

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Ciao a tutti!

Sono Consuelo.

Hi everybody!

I’m Consuelo.

Welcome back to ItalianPod101.com’s Italiano in tre minuti, the fastest, easiest, and most

fun way to learn Italian.

In the last lesson, we learned the phrase scusi, parla inglese?

Excuse me, do you speak English?

We mentioned the word scusi, which means "excuse me" in formal Italian.

Today we’re going to learn how to use scusi and other words when apologizing in Italian.

Are you ready?

Allora cominciamo!

So, let’s start!

We should use scusi in formal situations, such as when we are ordering something in

bars or restaurants.

For example: Scusi, un caffè per favore.

(One more time, slowly: scusi, un caffè per favore).

We can also use it when asking a question: Scusi, dov’è il Colosseo?

(One more time, slowly: scusi, dov’è il Colosseo?).

Sometimes we also hear people say mi scusi, which actually has the same meaning.

We always use this phrase in formal speech.