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Saying It Right: “Excuse Me”


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Sure, you can shove through a crowd Chinese-style but let’s see how far you can go before you start pissing people off.

French: Excusez-moi.
Spanish: Con permiso. (In some Latin countries, pardon may also be used.)
Arabic: عَفواً.
Mandarin: 对不起 [Pinyin: Duì bù qĭ.]
English: You know this.

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