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As many people here, I'm learning Esperanto on Duolingo and it translates pardonu as excuse me or sorry.

Is it possible to translate it as forgive me or pardon me ?

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  • "Yes." Though "Forgive me" probably is translated in a bit longer form "Mi petas pardonon". However "Pardon me" ("I beg your pardon") is quite British isn't it. The answers are likely to talk about contexts.
    – Joop Eggen
    Apr 12, 2018 at 15:57
  • In Duolingo, the sentence was "Pardonu, mi estas viro." I thought the best translation of "Pardonu" was "Forgive me" but it wasn't the idea of Duolingo ...
    – Pierre
    Apr 12, 2018 at 16:50
  • @JoopEggen Can you write an answer that I can accept it?
    – Pierre
    Apr 17, 2018 at 17:00

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"Yes."

Though "Forgive me" probably is translated in a bit longer form "Mi petas pardonon".

However "Pardon me" ("I beg your pardon") is quite British - isn't it.

The context is decisive on the most fitting translation.

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