Decoded Slug: ~소서 [soseo] (Polite way to apologize for an action)

Korean Grammar Point
~소서 [soseo] (Polite way to apologize for an action)

~소서 [soseo] (Polite way to apologize for an action)

Short explanation:

Used to express apology or regret in a polite manner; roughly equivalent to 'I am sorry that I did...'.


Verb-stem + ~소서


내가 네게 힘들게 하였소서, 이제 나 아닌 다른 사람을 찾아가시오.
Naega nege himdeulge hayeotssoseo, ije na anin dareun saram-eul chajagasyo.
I am sorry that I have caused you hardship, now please find someone other than me.
일을 까먹었소서, 너무 바빠서 정말 기억나지 않았어요.
Ireul kkameogeotssoseo, neomu bappaseo jeongmal gieoknazji anhatssoyo.
I am sorry that I forgot the work, I really couldn't remember because I was too busy.
그때 과연 말을 잘못 보냈소서, 정말 죄송합니다.
Geuttae gwayeon maleul-jalmot bonaetssoseo, jeongmal joesonghamnida.
I am sorry that I sent the wrong message at that time, I am truly sorry.
너무 늦었소서, 지금부터 빨리 하겠습니다.
Neomu neujeotsseoseo, jigeumbuteo ppalli hagetsseumnida.
I am sorry that I am too late, I will do it quickly from now on.

Long explanation:

The verb ending '~소서 [soseo]' is used in Korean to express regret or apologize for an action in a polite way. It is typically used in apologies, often in formal or public settings. It carries a sense of deep and sincere remorse, regret, and desire for forgiveness, and it is mainly used towards someone of higher rank or status to show respect.

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