#231 Sumimasen

This word is one that can be heard millions of times a day in Japan.sumimasen

It is often pronounced “suimasen” or “sumasen” instead of the full “sumimasen”.

It is versatile and can be used to mean “excuse me”, “thank you” or “sorry”.

Perfect to use if you’re not quite sure what to say… “sumimasen” is your go-to word

For some more background, check out Tofugu’s blog.

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