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I was watching a movie in english with korean subtitles and then something I had never seen appeared "내가 미안하오, 지도자로서 너무 속이 좁았소" can someone explain me does that mean? 감사~

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Base language: English
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    Do you know that we Korean use six speech levels in conversaion?

    The sentence final endings such as "-소", "-오" are usually used when speaking in the speech level "하오체". The 하오체 is used when speaking to adressee in a formal and ordinary honorific style.

    For examples,

    합쇼체 : "제가 미안합니다. 지도자로서 너무 속이 좁았습니다."
    ※ 하오체 : "내가 미안하오. 지도자로서 너무 속이 좁았소."
    하게체 : "내가 미안하네. 지도자로서 너무 속이 좁았네."
    해요체 : "내가 미안해요. 지도자로서 너무 속이 좁았어요."
    해체 : "내가 미안해. 지도자로서 너무 속이 좁았어."
    해라체 : "내가 미안하다. 지도자로서 너무 속이 좁았다."

    it's 하오체
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