Mary Anne Gulley
Professional Teacher
What is the polite way to say I don't know? I am often approached in Czech on public transportation. I want people to know I am trying to learn but I can't speak. What can I say?
Nov 2, 2017 9:59 PM
Answers · 3
Promiňte, (ještě) neumím moc dobře česky - I am sorry, I don't speak Czech very well (yet). Promiňte, učím se česky, ale ještě nemluvím. - I am sorry, I am learning Czech but I don't speak yet. Já rozumím česky jen trochu/trošku - I understand Czech just a little bit. Omlouvám se, ale (to) nevím - I am sorry, but I don't know (that). To bohužel nevím - Unfortunately I don't know that.
November 2, 2017
you can say : sorry there's a something that you should know please don't panic everything is going to be OK , I'm afraid I can't give you the information you seek , please accept my great apologies :) :) :) ;)
November 2, 2017
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