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I'm always confused by how to say excuse me in Korean. I first learned to say "silehamnida," which is described in the first video on this post. But people look at me a little funny sometimes - and some of my friends told me that this is pretty polite and that there are more common ways to say this in everyday settings. So, I'm so happy that I found another video explaining two different scenarios in which you might say "excuse me" - both of which I've used A LOT. Asking people to move aside (crowded buses and subways!) - "chamsimanyo" - and getting a waiter's attention - "chogiyo". You have to watch this video. This guy Justin is HILARIOUS. He even cracks himself up, and the video person. I can't wait to see some of his other videos! The contrast between these two videos is pretty significant (that's an understatement!), but they are both useful. Enjoy!!
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So here if you are walking through a crowd of people and you bump into someone it is ok to say excuse me. so if the same thing happens there would you apologize or say excuse me?
@nenegrint14 Actually my Korean friends pointed that most times people don't say anything, because people bump into each other a lot haha. But in some cases I have heard both excuse me or I'm sorry - apologies mostly if it was harder or something like that
Oh ok haha thank you
what's his youtube name??
@mikusarah it's Justin Patrick