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Hi everyone! I'm Alisha.
Welcome to Conversational Phrases!
We've found that the best way to learn a language is to speak it from day one! And the best way to start speaking is to learn phrases that you'll use in real conversations.
In this lesson, you'll learn conversational phrases to use when apologizing to someone. After watching this video, you'll be able to apologize and say what you're apologizing for.
Now, let's take a look at some conversational phrases!
Listen to the dialogue.
Sorry dat ik te laat ben.
Maakt niet uit.
Once more with the English translation.
Sorry dat ik te laat ben.
“I'm sorry for being late.”
Maakt niet uit.
“Don't worry about it.”
First of all you'll need to learn how to say "I'm sorry for [reason]."
The pattern is: Sorry dat ik [reason].
This Dutch sentence literally translates as "Sorry that I [reason]." But it means "I'm sorry for [reason].".
For example:
"I'm sorry for being late."
Sorry dat ik te laat ben., Sorry dat ik te laat ben.
Now, how do you respond that it's okay?
Maakt niet uit.
"Don't worry about it."
Listen to it again: Maakt niet uit., Maakt niet uit.
This Dutch sentence translates as "Makes not out." But it means "Don't worry about it."