How to say excuse me (to get past) in Spanish: perdón

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How to say excuse me (to get past) in Spanish: perdón

Learning Spanish for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say excuse me (to get past) in Spanish: perdón
Say it out loud: “pear dōn

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Some more helpful words in our Spanish Courtesy/Questions category:

...the bathroom – el baño  (el bahn yo)
come with me – venga conmigo  (vayn gah cone me go)
do you speak english? – ¿habla inglés?  (ah blah een glāce?)
excuse me – perdón  (pear dōn)
good / bad – bueno / malo  (bway no / mah lo)
how do you say…? – ¿cómo se dice?  (coe moe say dee say?)
how much is this? – ¿cuánto?  (kwahn toe?)
may I? (point at chair, door) – puedo?  (pway doh)
maybe – tal vez  (tahl vays)
no problem – no problema  (no pro blame uh)
please – por favor  (pore fah vore)
sorry – lo siento  (low see in toe)
thank you – gracias  (grah see ahs)
what is that? – ¿qué es eso?  (kay ess essō?)
where is… – dónde está  (dōn day ess tah)
yes / no – sí / no  (see / no)
you are welcome – de nada  (day nah dah)

And here’s how to say excuse me (to get past) in other languages!

Arabic–Al Mahzera  (al mah ze ra)
Chinese–Qǐng Ràng Yīxià  (Ching Rang Ee Shya)
Croatian–oprostite  (oh pro stee tay)
Czech–Dovolíte?  (do vo LEE teh?)
Finnish–anteeksi  (an teh ex ih)
French–Pardon  (pahr dohn)
German–entschuldigung  (in shool dee gung)
Italian–permesso  (pair meh so)
Japanese–Sumimasen  (Soo Mee Mah Senn)
Korean–Jamsimanyo.  (Jam Shi Man Yo.)
Polish–przepraszam  (pshe pra' sham)
Portuguese–Com Licença!  (kohm lee sen sa!)
Russian–prostite  (prah stee tye)
Spanish–perdón  (pear dōn)
Swahili–nipishe  (nee pee sheh)
Thai–Kho Thot  (kaw TOAT)
Turkish–lütfen  (loot fahn)
Vietnamese–Xin Lổi  (Sin Loy)

When away on tour especially away in a native land you will encounter situations where you will need to get to a place but due to overcrowded streets or roads this may not happen without bumping into people's shoulders. The use of a courtesy word such as "excuse me (to get past)" (perdón) will come in handy to avoid appearing rude to the native residents. Get instant access to the Spanish Language Set.

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