what does "es tut mir leid" mean?

9 Answers

  • garik
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    'I'm sorry' in German. It's usually used in those cases where you want to express sorrow, as opposed to asking someone to excuse you for something.

    For example, if you bump into someone in the street, you'd most likely say 'Entschuldigung'. If your friend tells you their mother's died, then you say, 'es tut mir leid'.

    In reality, you might also say 'es tut mir leid' if you bump into someone on the street, especially if you knock them over or something like that. If your friend's mother dies, however, 'Entschuldigung' might imply it's your fault.

  • gabbey
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Definition Of Tut

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    garik hit the nail on the head.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It is German for I am sorry.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    german for 'sorry'

  • 1 decade ago

    do you are my lady?

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