6 Uses of the Magical Words Sumimasen and Gomenasai

6 Uses of the Magical Words Sumimasen and Gomenasai

There are a few expressions to show apologies or to ask for forgiveness in Japanese. The most used among them are “Sumimasen” and “Gomennasai.” They are one of the first expressions that you will learn when you are learning a language, but especially in Japanese because our culture is based on humbleness. So what are the differences of the two? Which one is more appropriate for certain situations? Here is a little tip to use the expressions appropriately.[Continue Reading…]