An apology is essentially an expression of regret, sympathy or fault. Usually there is some degree - sometimes quite small, sometimes quite large - of sorrow, guilt or shame. "Degree" is rather important here because it significantly affects how we apologize.


  • I am sorry
  • Phephi
  • → / Peh-pee /
  • Please forgive me
  • Ke kopa tsoarelo
  • → / Kay koh-pha tswah-reh-lo /
  • It's okay
  • Ho lokile
  • → / Ho lo-kee-lay /
  • My bad
  • Phephi
  • → / Peh-pee /


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