We are going to teach you everything you want to know about the basic word “Excuse-moi”.
This include a complete explanation of what it is and how you can use it in a casual conversation with an audio example. And also the useful things we sprinkled like slow pronunciation audio, dialogue example, synonyms and more!
It literally means:
“Excuse-moi” is a common way to express “Excuse me” in French. It’s useful to express apologies in informal contexts or when talking to someone you already know.
Just like in English, “Excuse-moi” (excuse me) is typically used when apologizing for interrupting a friend or a family member, few examples:
But it can also be used to apologize in every other formal situation, to express “I am sorry“:
Finally, when you need to express apologies in formal contexts, you can use instead: “Excusez-moi” (Excuse me) or “Toutes mes excuses” (All my excuses/apologies)