Community Web Version Now Available
Mehrdad
Does afraid mean sorry here? I am afraid(sorry?) I can't help you.
Aug 18, 2019 6:42 PM
6
0
Answers · 6
Oxford Learner's Dictionaries: https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/afraid?q=afraid Idioms I’m afraid ​ used as a polite way of telling somebody something that is unpleasant or disappointing, or that you are sorry about I can't help you, I'm afraid. I'm afraid we can't come. I'm afraid that it's not finished yet. He's no better, I'm afraid to say. ‘Is there any left?’ ‘I'm afraid not.’ ‘Will it hurt?’ ‘I'm afraid so.’
August 18, 2019
Yes
August 18, 2019
It is a polite way for saying no. I have no possibility to help you.
August 19, 2019
Mehrdad
Language Skills
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Persian (Farsi), Russian, Spanish
Learning Language
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian, Spanish