Wednesday, June 10, 2015

How to say you're sorry in Finnish

I already have an old post about the word anteeksi, but here's what to say if you want to express symphathy and understanding. 

  • Mä oon todella pahoillani. -  I'm very sorry.
  • Otan osaa. - My condolences. (Only if someone has died.)
  • Anteeksi että häiritsen, mutta haluaisin vain tietää, onko kaikki kunnossa.  - Sorry that I'm disturbing, but I'd just like to know if everything is ok. 
  • Kuinka mä voisin auttaa? - How could I help?
  • Pärjäätkö yksin? - Are you going to be ok by yourself?
  • Haluatko seuraa? - Do you want some company?
  • Sano, jos mä voin tehdä jotain. - Please say if I can do something. 
  • Sano, jos voin auttaa jotenkin. - Please say if I can help somehow. 


About the author of this blog:  

My name is Hanna Männikkölahti, and I am a native Finn who gives private lessons via Skype and simplifies books into easy Finnish. Please leave a comment, if you have something to ask about Finnish or novels in easy Finnish.

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