对不起 duìbùqǐ: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 1

对不起 (duìbùqǐ) English Meaning

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

Traditional Characters:  對不起

Sample Sentences

  • 对不起。
    Duìbùqǐ.
    Excuse me!
  • 对不起。
    Duìbùqǐ.
    Sorry.
  • 对、对不起。
    Duì, duìbùqǐ.
    You’re right, I’m sorry.
  • 你对不起我。
    Nǐ duìbùqǐ wǒ.
    You did me wrong.
  • 我只想说对不起。
    Wǒ zhǐ xiǎng shuō duìbùqǐ.
    I only want to say sorry.

Stroke Order & Character Components

对 (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

  • (yòu): still / hand
  • (cùn): thumb

不 (bù): (negative prefix); not; no

  • (yī): one
  • Unidentified strokes

起 (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

  • (zǒu): to walk
  • (jǐ): personal
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