对不起 meaning and pronunciation

对不起
Simplified characters
對不起
Traditional characters

对不起 in English

duì bu qǐ

  • I'm sorry
  • excuse me
  • pardon me
  • if you please
  • sorry? (please repeat)
  • unworthy
  • to let down

HSK level

Characters

  • (duì): right; correct; couple; pair; towards; at; for; to face; opposite; to treat (sb a certain way); to match together; to adjust; to fit; to suit; to answer; to reply; classifier: couple;
  • (bù): (negative prefix); not; no;
  • (qǐ): to rise; to raise; to get up; to set out; to start; to appear; to launch; to initiate (action); to draft; to establish; to get (from a depot or counter); verb suffix, to start; (before place or time) starting from; classifier for occurrences or unpredictable events: case, instance; classifier for groups: batch, group;

Sentence examples with 对不起

  • 对不起,我不爱你了,我爱她!
    Duìbùqǐ, wǒ bù ài nǐle, wǒ ài tā!
  • 对不起,我错了。
    Duìbùqǐ, wǒ cuòle.
  • 对不起,我今天又迟到了。
    Duìbùqǐ, wǒ jīntiān yòu chídàole.
  • 请别生气,是我错了,对不起。
    Qǐng bié shēngqì, shì wǒ cuòle, duìbùqǐ.
  • 对不起,医院里不能抽烟。
    Duìbùqǐ, yīyuàn lǐ bùnéng chōuyān.