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0.07: G. Entering a Room

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  • (Knock on the door TWICE)

     

    A:Shitsurei-shimasu. 失礼します。 Excuse me.

    B:Hai, douzo. はい、どうぞ。 Yes, come in.

     

    25. shitsurei-shimasu 失礼 しつれい します excuse me

    26. +shitsurei-shimashita 失礼 しつれい しました excuse me for what I’ve done

     

    Shitsurei-shimasu literally means ‘I’m going to do something rude’ and is used when entering a room, interrupting, or leaving. Shitsurei-shimashita is used for what you’ve done.

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