Now that you’ve learned how to thank someone in Korean, it’s time to learn how to say sorry in Korean too. We’d love to say that there is a one-phrase-fits-all that you can use to apologise, but just like with everything we’ve taught you so far, there are many different expressions you can use to ask forgiveness.
The most formal and sincere way to say sorry in Korean is with the phrase 죄송합니다. 죄송 means “apology,” and can you remember what 합니다 translates as? Right, it’s “to do,” so therefore you are literally giving an apology.
죄송합니다 is the perfect thing to say when you want to apologise for your actions. Bowing your head slightly whilst saying the phrase will truly emphasis how sorry you really are.