Expression of the Week
|Min-hee’s subordinate 1:||팀장님. Ma’am.|
|Min-hee’s subordinate 2:||아이고, 지금 정직이시잖아요. 쉬시지 뭐하러... Oh, you’re suspended right now. Why didn’t you rest…|
|Min-hee:||죄송하지만, 저 좀 도와주실 수 있습니까? I’m sorry but can you help me?|
죄송하지만 (I’m sorry but)
죄송하다 – (adj) sorry
~만 – postpositional particle meaning “but”
Casual – 미안한데
Semi-casual – 미안하지만
Polite – 죄송하지만
>> [죄송합니다] is a more polite way of saying “I’m sorry.” A more casual way to say I’m sorry would be [미안해].
>> [~만] postpositional particle that is used when accepting the preceding content while also stating a question about it, a situation that contradicts it, etc.
(ex) 죄송하지만 저는 저녁 모임에 참석할 수 없어요. = I’m sorry but I can’t attend the dinner meeting.