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Entschuldigung

English translation: "Excuse me,

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17:05 May 29, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Entschuldigung
"Entschuldigung, koennen
Sie Deutsch sprechen?" he asks.
Steve Adams
English translation:"Excuse me,
Explanation:
do you speak German?" he asks.

Good luck! :-)
Selected response from:

Elinor Thomas
Local time: 16:58
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naSorry, but do you speak German?gcaddy
na"Excuse me, please,...Judith Schmid
naExuse me..........Carmela Prestia
na"Excuse me,
Elinor Thomas


  

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3 mins
"Excuse me,


Explanation:
do you speak German?" he asks.

Good luck! :-)


    Language knowledge
Elinor Thomas
Local time: 16:58
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 80
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Elizabeth van der Veen: Perfect!
49 mins

Andrea Kopf
10 hrs
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3 hrs
Exuse me..........


Explanation:
do you speak English.....
Ja Zerena hat recht

Carmela Prestia
United States
Local time: 13:58
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in DanishDanish
PRO pts in pair: 22
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6 hrs
"Excuse me, please,...


Explanation:
...do you speak German?"

The English-speaking world tends to phrase things a bit more politely.



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Judith Schmid
France
Local time: 20:58
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 96
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21 hrs
Sorry, but do you speak German?


Explanation:
Just another variation, although previous answers are perfectly good enough.

This tends to be British phrasing and would be used if interrupting someone already in full flow....

Gillian

gcaddy
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:58
PRO pts in pair: 33
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