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Lateness Excuses - Translation

It happens to all of us at some point to be late for work. Here are some expressions you can use in Korean to explain what happened. finetimepieces.net

변명
English: EXCUSES
Phonetic pronunciation: byeon myeong

제 시간
English: ON TIME
Phonetic pronunciation: jae she-gan

늦은
English: LATE
Phonetic pronunciation: neu-jeun

늦어서 죄송해요
English: I'M SORRY I'M LATE.
Phonetic pronunciation: neuj-uh-suh jway-song-hae-yoh

오늘 아침에 교통이 너무 막혀서요
English: TRAFFIC WAS REALLY BAD THIS MORNING.
Phonetic pronunciation: oh-neul ah-chim-ae gyoh-tong noh-moo makhyoh-soh

오늘 아침에 몸이 안좋아서요
English: I WASN'T FEELING WELL THIS MORNING.
Phonetic pronunciation: oh-neul ah-chim-ae  moh-me anjoh-ah-soh-yo

어제 밤에 늦게 들어와서 모르고 늦잠잤어요
English: I WAS OUT LATE LAST NIGHT AND ACCIDENTALLY OVERSLEPT.
Phonetic pronunciation: oh-jay bam-ae neut-gay deul-oh-wah-soh moh-reuh-goh neut-jam-jah-yo

버스를 놓쳤어요
English: I MISSED MY BUS.
Phonetic pronunciation: bosseuh-rul noh-chyoh-yo


미안해요
English: I'M SORRY ( regular)
Phonetic pronunciation: 
mi-an-ae.

죄송합니다 
English: I'M VERY VERY SORRY (more formal)
Phonetic pronunciation:  che-song-ham-ni-da

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Last Updated on 2021-01-18


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