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The basic apologetic sentences in Japanese

The basic apologetic sentences in Japanese
The common apology form in Japanese conversation

1. すみません
Sumimasen
Sorry

2. ごめんなさい
Gomennasai
Sorry

3. 私のせいです
Watashi no seidesu
It was my fault

4. 私の不注意でした
Watashi no fuchuui deshita
I was very careless

5. そんな 心算じゃありませんでした
Sonna tsumori jaarimasendeshita
I don’t mean that.

6. 次からは 注意します
Tsugikara wa chuuishimasu
I will pay more attention next time

7. お待たせして 申し訳 ありません
Omataseshite mou wakearimasen
Sorry for making you wait

8. 遅くなって すみません
Osokunatte sumimasen
Forgive me for being late

9. ご迷惑ですか?
Gomeiwakudesuka
Am I disturbing you?

10. ちょっと、お手数をおかけしてよろしいでしょうか
Chotto, otesuu wo okakeshite yoroshiideshouka
Can i bother you a little

11. 少々, 失礼します
Shoushou shitsurei shimasu
Excuse me a moment.

12. 申し訳ございません
Moushiwake gozaimasen
I am very sorry (polite)

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