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What is the difference between Gomenkudasai
and Moushiwakegozaimasen. I think they both are used to say "Sorry for my mistake" But what is the literary translation or what makes them different in their usage.

For learning: Japanese
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    申し訳ございません: apologize to sb.for sth.(don't justify myself. )( Polite words )
    ごめんあさい ? ------ごめんなさい: forgive me , excuse me
    ごめんください: Is there anyone in the room? May I come in? ( courteously ask people for their permission )

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