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There are two main uses of this phrases: to ask for something/attract somebody's attention (marked 1 below), and to ask somebody to move out of the way so that you can get by (marked 2 below).

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Language Excuse me
Adyghe Къысфэгъэгъу (sg)
Къысфэжъугъэгъу (pl)
Afrikaans Verskoon my!
Ekskuus!
Albanian (Gheg) M'fal!
Albanian (Tosk) Më fal!
Aleut Amtang
Alqus hix̂tal hingamax̂t? (I'm sorry, what are you saying?)
Aklan Pasensyaha ako
Alsatian 's düet mir Leid
Altay Јаманымды таштагар (Ĵamanımdı taštagar)
Amharic ይቅርታ (yəqərta) - forgivness
Arabic
(Egyptian)
m - ('an iznak) عن إذنك!
f - ('an iznik) عن إزنك!
pl - ('an izniku) عن إزنك!
Arabic
(Lebanese)
3an eznak
3afwan
Arabic
(Modern Standard)
to attract attention - (min faḍlak/ik) من فضلك!
to ask someone to move (al-ma'dirah) المعذرة!
Arabic
(Moroccan)
(smeh līya) اسمح لي!
Aragonese Perdona (inf)
Perdone (frm)
Sincusa-me (inf)
Sincuse-me (frm)
Armenian
(Eastern)
Ներողությո'ւն: (Neroghutyun)
Կներե'ք: (Knerek’)
Armenian
(Western)
Ներողութիւն (Neroghootyoon)
Կը ներես (Guh neres) inf
Կը ներէք: (Guh nerek) frm
Aromanian Ãnj-easte jale
Assamese ক্ষমা কৰিব (khyôma kôribô)
Azerbaijani Üzr istəyirəm
Bağışlayın
Balinese Ampurayang
Bambara Hakεto!
Aw ye hakεto!
Bashkir ғәфү итегеҙ
(ğäfü ityeгyeź)
Basque Barkatu
Bavarian Endšuldigng s' (frm)
Endšuldigung
Belarusian Даруйце (Darujcie)
Перапрашаю (Pieraprašaju)
Bemba Njeleleniko
Mbelelako uluse
Bengali শুনুন (Shunun)
এই যে (Ei je)
Bhojpuri माफ़ करीं (maaf karin)
Bikol Maki-agi (To get past people)
Maki-agi tabi (frm)
Bislama Ekskius mi
Bosnian Izvinite! Oprostite! (frm) Oprosti! (inf)
Breton Digarezit ac'hanon!
Eskuzit ac'hanon!
Bulgarian Извинете! (Izvinete)
Извинете ме! (Izvinete me)
Извинявам се! (Izvinjavam se)
Пардон (Pardon)
Прощавайте! (Proštavajte)
Простете! (Prostete)
Моля за извинение (Molja za izvinenie)
Burmese ခင္ဗဵာ? (ka mya?) - m / shin? (f)
Cape Verdean Creole Da-n lisensa
Catalan Dispensi!
Perdoni!
Cebuano Ekskyus mi
Tabi sa
Central Dusun Tumalib oku po (I pass by)
Muhot oku daa (I ask)
Chabacano de Cavite Perdona me
Excuse me
Chabacano de Zamboanga Permiso
Con permiso
Tabih po
Chamorro
(Guam dialect)
Dispensa yo'
Chamorro
(North Marianas dialect)
Dispensa yu
Chichewa Pepani
Chinese
(Cantonese)
請問 (chéngmahn) - to get attention
唔該 (m̀hgòi) - to get past
失陪 (sàtpùih) - used when leaving for a while
Chinese
(Hakka)
請問 (ts'iang3mun5)
Chinese
(Mandarin)
請問 [请问] qǐngwén
- to attract attention (lit. "may I ask")
對不起 [对不起] duìbùqǐ
- asking people to move
Chinese
(Shanghainese)
不好意思 (buho yisi)
Chinese
(Teochew)
对唔住 (dui3m6diu7)
Chipewyan ʔarélá
Cimbrian Vorghìbinghe!
Ich vórs-ach vorghìbinghe!
Chuukese Tirow
Chuvash Кашарӑр (Kašarăr)
Cornish Gav dhymm!
Corsican Scusatemi
Croatian Oprostite!
Ispričavam se!
Cuyonon Ikskios anay
Maagi anay
Agi ako anay
Czech Promiňte!
Promiň! (inf)
Odpusť mi to (inf)
Odpusťte mi to (frm)
Danish Undskyld mig!
Dari (Bêbaxšin) بيبخشين
(Mêbaxšên) ميبخشين
Dholuo Tima kica (to get attention)
Dutch Neem me niet kwalijk
Neemt u mij niet kwalijk
Excuseert u mij
Dzongkha Atsi zur nang
Efik Mbọk
Elfdalian Ursekt!
Estonian Vabandage!
Ewe Kafla
Meɖekuku
Extremaduran Disculpa! (inf)
Disculpi! (frm)
Faroese Orsaka meg
Fijian Au lako mada yani (to get past)
Finnish Anteeksi!
Flemish (West) Ku'k e kir etwà fraagh'n?
French Excusez-moi !
Pardon !
Pardonnez-moi !
Frisian (North) Ferschånke!
Frisian (Saterland) Ferschoonenge!
Frisian (West) Nim my net kwea ôf
Friulian Scusimi (inf)
O domandi scuse (frm)
Galician Perdoe!
Desculpe!
Gascon Escusats-me (frm)
Georgian უკაცრავად (uk’atsravad)
ოფიციანტი (opitsiahnt’i)
ბოდიში (bodishi)
German Entschuldigung!
Entschuldigen Sie!
Verzeihung!
Greek (Ancient) Συγγνωθί μοι (Syngnōthí moi)
Greek (Modern) Με συγχωρείς! (Me sinhorís) - inf
Με συγχωρείτε! (Me synhoríte) - frm
Greenlandic Utoqqatsissutigaa
Patsit
Utoqqatserpunga
Gullah 'Scuze me!
Gujarati માફ કરજો (maaf karjo) - "Forgive me/pardon"
સાંભળજો (sambhadjo) - "Listen (to me)"
Hawaiian E kala mai iaʻu!
Haitian Creole Eskize mwen
Eskize m
Hausa Gafara dai
Hebrew בבקשה!
to attract attention
סליחה רגע!
to ask someone to move
Hiligaynon Palihog sang madali lang
Hindi क्षमा कीजिए! (kṣama kījie)
माफ़ कीजिये! (māf kījiye)
ज़रा सुनिये! (zarā suniye)
Hmong (White) Thov zam kev
Hungarian Elnézést!
Icelandic Afsakið!
Fyrirgefðu!
Igbo Biko, chetu (for attention)
Biko, e wel iwe (begging pardon)
Iloko Maawan-dayawen
Indonesian Maaf
Permisi (to get past)
Inuktitut ᐄᑯᓗ (Iikuluga)
Iñupiaq Pisaraluarnak
Pisanritchikpin
Pisaŋŋitkikpiñ
Pisaaġiŋitkikpiñ
Tusaaŋŋisiqtuŋa
Irish (Gaelic) Gabh mo leithscéal
Italian Permesso (let me through)
Scusa! (inf)
Scusami! (inf)
Scusi! (frm)
Mi scusi! (frm) - pardon
Jamaican Jus a word
Beg yuh pass (Can I pass?)
Japanese すみません! (sumimasen)
Javanese ꦤꦸꦮꦸꦤ꧀ꦱꦺꦮꦸ
(Nuwun séwu) (Kromo Inggil)
ꦩꦶꦠ꧀ꦲꦩꦶꦠ꧀
(Mit – amit) (Ngoko)
Jenesch Drav kop
Jèrriais Extchûthez-mé
Pardonnez-mouai
Kalmyk Бичә му сантн (Bichä mu santn)
Kannada ಕ್ಷಮಿಸಿ! (kshamisi)
Kashubian Przeprôszajã
Przeprôszóm
Wëbaczë
Kazakh Кешіріңіз! (Keşiriñiz!)
Khmer សុំទោស (sŏm toŭs)
Khoekhoe (Nama) ǁGawaǁaegu te.
Kinyarwanda Imbabazi
Ndasaba inzira
Mbabarira (sg)
Mutubabarire (pl)
Kiribati Taiaoka
Korean 실례하겠습니다 (sillyehagessseubnida)
실례합니다 (sillyehabnida)
Kumyk Ярай буса, багъышлап къоюгъуз
(Yaray busa, bağışlap qoyuğuz)
Kurdish (Kurmanji) Mi(n) Biburîne (frm)
Mi(n) bibore
Mi(n) affu bike
Af bike(frm)
Kurdish (Sorani) Lêm bibûre
Kyrgyz Кечиресиз (Kechiresiz) - sg/frm (for attention)
Кечиресиң (Kechiresing) - sg/inf (for attention)
Кечириңиз (Kechiringiz) - sg/frm (begging pardon)
Lakota Sioux Émičiktuŋža yo (m>sg)
Émičiktuŋža ye (f>sg)
Émičiktuŋža po (m>pl)
Émičiktuŋža pe (f>pl)
Lao ຂໍໂທດ (khãw thôht)
Latin Me excusa (sg)
Me excusate (pl)
Latvian Piedodiet! (frm)
Piedod! (inf)
Atvainojiet! (frm)
Atvaino! (inf)
Limburgish Verekskezeer! (inf)
Verekskezeert! (frm)
Perdóng!
Lingala Limbisa ngaï
Bolimbisi
Lithuanian Atsiprašau!
Low Saxon Nähm dat man nich för ungood! (sg)
Nähmt dat man nich för ungood! (pl)
Lozi Ni kupa swalelo
Luganda Owange
Luxembourgish Entschëllegt? Pardon
Macedonian Прocтeтe! (Prostete) - Please forgive me
Извинете (Izvinete) - to ask to get by
Magahi सूना तो /sʊnaː toː/
Maithili Kripaya
Malagasy Azafady
Azafady kay
Malay Tumpang lalu (to pass by)
Maafkan saya
Malayalam ക്ഷമിക്കണം (kshamikkanam)
Maldivian (Ma'aaf kurey) މަޢާފް ކުރޭ
Maltese Skużi!
Skużani!
Mam Noq same ta
Noq same na
Manx (Gaelic) Gow my leshtal!
Jean my leshtal!
Māori Arohaina mai
Marathi क्षमा करा (kshamā karā)
Marshallese Jo̧lo̧k bōd
Jo̧lo̧k aō bōd
Mauritian Creole Exkize moi
Monégasque Scüse-me
Pardun
Mongolian Өршөөгөөрэй (Örshöögöörei)
Mossi Y gafara
Nahuatl Ma ixpāntzinco ("In front of an honorable place")
Navajo Shoohá
Niuean Fakamolemole
Nogai Кеширинъиз
Афуьв этинъиз
Ndebele (Northern - Zimbabwe) Uxolo
Ndebele (Southern) Uxolo
Ngitshidele
Nepali माफ गनुस्
(maapha ganus)
Newari / Nepal Bhasa छ्यमा यानादिसँ
Northern Sámi Ándagassii
Northern Sotho Ntshwarele
Tshwarelo
Norwegian Unnskyld! Unnskyld meg!
Occitan Perdon?
Desencusa?
Desencusatz?
Oriya କ୍ଷମା କରିବେ (Kaṣmā karibe) - to get past
କ୍ଷମା କରନ୍ତୁ (Kaṣmā karantu) - to get attention
Ossetian Бахатыр кæнут (Baxatyr kænut)
Papiamento Despensa mi
Disculpami
Persian (Farsi) (bebakhshid) ببخشيد!
(mazerat mikham) معذرت ميخوام
Pohnpeian E-yung
Polish Przepraszam!
Portuguese Com licença!
Desculpe!
Perdão! (frm)
Desculpa (inf)
Portuguese (Brazilian) Por favor!
Com licença!
Desculpe!
Perdão!
Desculpa! (inf)
Punjabi ਵੇਖੋ ਜੀ। / ویکھو جی۔ (vēkhō jī)
ਦੇਖੋ ਜੀ। / دیکھو جی۔ (dēkhō jī)
Quechua Pampachaway
Dispinsaykuway
Rapa Nui Ko hape 'ā a au
Romanian Scuzați-mă!
Romansh Perdunai
Russian Извините! (Izvinite!) - frm
Извини! (Izvini!) - inf
Rusyn Перебачте (Perebačte)
Sakha Бырастыы гыныҥ (bɯrastɯɯ gɯnɯŋ) - frm
Бырастыы гын (bɯrastɯɯ gɯn) - inf
Samoan Tulou lava
Sango Pardon
Sanskrit कृपया क्षम्यताम् (kṛpayā kṣamyatām)
Scots Excuise me
Scottish Gaelic Gabh mo leisgeul!
Serbian Извините! (Izvinite!)
Опростите! (Oprostite!)
Sesotho Ntshwarele
Ntsoarele
Shona Pamusoro (sg)
Pamusoroyi (pl)
Sicilian Scusa
Scusassi (frm)
Mi scusassi (frm)
Scusàtimi (pl)
Assa mi scusa (formal for elderly people)
Sindhi Maaf kajo rasto dijo
Maaf kajo
Sinhala සමාවත්ත (samāvena)
අචසර (avasara) - to priests
Slovak Prepáčte!
Slovenian Oprostite (frm)
Oprosti (inf)
Somali Iga raali ahow
Sorbian (Lower) Wódajśo pšosym (frm)
Wódaj
Sorbian (Upper) Wodajće prošu
Spanish ¡Perdón!
¡Perdone!
¡Discúlpe!
Sundanese Punten
Mangga
Parmisi
Swahili Samahani nipishe (to get past)
Samahani (to get attention or say sorry)
Swazi Ngicela uphindze angikeva
Lucolo
Swedish Ursäkta!
Swiss German Entschuldigung
Exgüüsi
Tagalog Ipagpaumanhin ninyo ako! Paumanhin (po)!
Tahitian E'e
Auē ho'i e
Tajik Meбaxшeд (Mebaxšed) - getting attention
Бубахшед (Bubaxšed) - begging pardon
Tamil (formal) மன்னிக்க வேண்டும்
(mannikka vendum) [ml] [fm]
Tamil (informal) மன்னிக்கணும்
(mannikkanum) [fm]
Tatar Ğafu it(egez)
Telugu క్షమించండి (kshamiṅchaṅdi)
Tetum Kolisensa
Deskup pelici
Desku pihcih
Thai ขอโทษ (kŏr tôht)
Tibetan དགོངས་དག བཟོད་དུ་གསོལ། ཐུགས་རྗེ་གཟིགས།
(gong-da. sö du sö. thu-je-sik)
Tigrinya ይቅሬታ ግበረለይ! (Yiqreta Gbereley!) m/sg
ይቅሬታ ግበርለይ! (Yiqreta Gberiley!) f/sg
Tok Pisin Skius
Tongan Kātaki
Tulou
Tsonga Ndzi khomeleni
Tsotsil Perton
Tswana Intshwarele
Tumbuka Phepani
Turkish İzninizle
Pardon, geçebilir miyim? (to get past)
Pardon, bakar mısınız? (to get attention)
Turkmen Bagyşlaň
Tuvaluan Tulou!
Twi Mepa wo kyɛ
Ukrainian Перепрошую! (Pereprošuju)
Urdu (ma'zarat) معزرت!
(maf kijiye) معاف کيجۓ!
Uyghur كەچۈرۈڭ!
(Kächürüng!)
Uzbek Uzr
Kechirasiz
Venda Tshiimo tsha shishi
Venetian El me scuxa
Scuxéme (pl)
Veps Prostigat
Vietnamese Xin lỗi
Võro Andkõ andis
Pallun vabanda
Walloon Èscuze
'Mande èscuze
Welsh Esgusodwch fi (frm)
Esgusoda fi (inf)
Westrobothnian Uschekttme
Wolof Baal ma!
Xhosa Uxolo!
Ndixolele!
Yapese Siro
Siroeq
Yiddish (Zayt moykhl) זײַט מוחל!
(Zayt mir moykhl) זײַט מיר מוחל!
Yoruba Ẹ ̣se fun mi
Ẹ jọwọ, ẹ gbọ mi
Zazaki Bibexşnenî
Af bike
Zulu Uxolo!
Auxiliary and constructed languages
Esperanto Pardonu!
Interlingua Pardona me
Lojban .u'u
Volapük Pardö!
Säkusadolös obi!

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