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#EngTips: Receiving apologies

In this article, I’ll share some expressions you can use when someone apologize to you.

So, when was the last time someone apologize to you? How did you respond to it?

Here are some expressions you can use to accept an apology:

  1. Don’t worry about it. Arti: Jangan risau soal itu.
  2. Forget about it. Arti: Lupakan hal itu.
  3. Don’t mention it. Arti: Jangan ungkit hal itu.
  4. It’s not important. Arti: Itu tidak penting.
  5. It doesn’t matter. Arti: Itu tidak penting/bermasalah.
  6. It happens. Arti: Itu biasa terjadi.
  7. No problem. Arti: Tidak ada masalah.
  8. It’s all right. Arti: Semua baik-baik saja.
  9. It’s ok. Arti: Tidak apa-apa.
  10. I don’t mind. Arti: Aku tidak keberatan.
  11. Let’s forget about it. Arti: Ayo kita lupakan hal itu.
  12. We’ll say no more about it. Arti: Kita tidak akan bicarakan hal itu lagi.
  13. We’ll consider the matter closed. Arti: Kita anggap hal ini tuntas.

One wise friend said, “There’s no shame nor cowardice in an apology. The best apology is not expressed in words, but in action.”

That same friend also said,

“Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.”

And that’s a wrap! I hope you like this article and find the discussion useful, fellas. :)

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on Thursday, July 10, 2014

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#EngTalk: Giving and responding to bad news

Delivering bad news

When you have bad news, there are ways to do it correctly, and ways to make a mess of it.  It is always not easy to deliver bad news. But at least you know the appropriate words when you have to do it.

First, before you deliver the bad news, you can say: “Hey, I’m afraid…


  • Hey, I’m afraid your dog has died.”

Or you can also say in a longer sentence: “Hey, I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news for you.


  • Hey, I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news for you. Your dog has died.”

Or you can exchange the words:

  • Hey, I’ve got some bad news for you, I’m afraid your dog has died.”

Alternatively, you can say: “Unfortunately, I’m afraid…

So, the sentence is:

  • Unfortunately, I’m afraid your dog has died.”

Don’t forget, at the end you have to say something positive.


  • “It’s better for your dog. She was terribly sick, right?”

Responding to bad news

Now, what if someone gives you some bad news? How do you respond?


“Hey, I’m so sad. My dog has died.”

For expressing shock, you can say:

  • “Oh my God! That’s awful/terrible!”

Or, you can imagine how your friend feels:

  • “You must be feeling absolutely terrible/awful.”

If you have heard the news from someone, you can say:

  • “I’ve heard about it. I’m so sorry to hear that.”

Last, show your support by saying:

  • “Anytime you want to talk, just call me.”

Otherwise, you can also say:

  • “If you ever need to talk to someone, you know where I am.”

You can also offer help:

  • “If there’s anything I can do, just let me know.”


And now you know how to give and respond to some bad news. Do you have other ways to do it? Share with us!


Compiled by @Patipatigulipat at @EnglishTips4U on Friday, February 1, 2013

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