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Tamil Apologies: 17+ Simple & Effective Phrases

When learning a language, one of the first few words to pick up would be please, thank you, and sorry. Along with this, maybe a fitting gesture is needed. In Tamil Nadu, there are different ways to show regret. Here are some Tamil apologies and their meaning to get you started!

Languages and cultures can sometimes confuse you. For example, you may want to say something, but the translation is the opposite. This cannot be easy when you are learning a new language. For the Tamil people, an apology spoken correctly is essential. They are pretty laid back but are also very polite and respectful. If a wrong is done, you must learn and agree to apologize.

Other countries of the world that speak Tamil are Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius, Fiji, and South Africa. Most Tamil speakers understand English, but for someone who wants to improve in Tamil, it will be good to start reading a few Tamil sentences to express politeness during the conversation. This will support your language learning and make you feel like you can share more with Tamil people.

Examples Of Tamil Apologies

Examples of Tamil Apologies
Examples of Tamil Apologies

Here are some of the standard apologies in Tamil Nadu. These words are in English with Tamil translations and meanings. When said correctly, words signify friendship; it shows that you are willing to accept errors. Be quick to watch reactions and always be ready to accept mistakes in conversations!

EnglishTamil ScriptPronunciationSound
I am sorry என்னை மன்னிக்கவும்Eṉṉai maṉṉikkavum
Please forgive me தயவு செய்து என்னை மன்னிக்கவும் Tayavu ceytu eṉṉai maṉṉikkavum
Excuse me, I didn’t mean that மன்னிக்கவும், நான் அப்படிச் சொல்லவில்லைMaṉṉikkavum, nāṉ appaṭic collavillai
Sorry மன்னிக்கவும்Maṉṉikkavum
I regret to inform you that என்பதைத் தெரிவித்துக் கொள்வதில் வருந்துகிறேன்Eṉpatait terivittuk koḷvatil varuntukiṟēṉ
Accept my apologiesஎன் மன்னிப்பை ஏற்றுக்கொள்Eṉ maṉṉippai ēṟṟukkoḷ
Sorry for your loss உங்கள் இழப்பிற்கு வருந்துகிறேன் Uṅkaḷ iḻappiṟku varuntukiṟēṉ
I beg your pardon மன்னிக்க வேண்டுகிறேன்Maṉṉikka vēṇṭukiṟēṉ
Forgive me for the intrusion butஊடுருவியதற்கு என்னை மன்னியுங்கள் ஆனால்Ūṭuruviyataṟku eṉṉai maṉṉiyuṅkaḷ āṉāl
I apologize நான் மன்னிப்பு வேண்டுகிறேன் Nāṉ maṉṉippu vēṇṭukiṟēṉ
Sorry, was a mistake மன்னிக்கவும், தவறு நடந்துவிட்டதுMaṉṉikkavum, tavaṟu naṭantuviṭṭatu
Sorry, let me say that againமன்னிக்கவும், மீண்டும் சொல்கிறேன் Maṉṉikkavum, mīṇṭum colkiṟēṉ
Examples Of Tamil Apologies

One thing to note is head wobbles. In Tamil Nadu, head wobbles go always and totally with perhaps every sentence. You can click the link on the three best ways to say okay, yes, and thank you in Tamil to learn more about this. Hand gestures such as the picture will also go along way with an apology in Tamil.

Other Easy Tamil Words Used To Express Feelings

Easy Tamil Words Used For Feelings
Easy Tamil Words Used For Feelings

An apology comes from emotions and feelings. When said sincerely, apologies are easy to accept. But will be important to also explain what feelings are making you apologize. So here is a long list of feelings in Tamil to help:

Sadness – சோகம் – Cōkam

EnglishTamil ScriptPronunciationSound
disappointed ஏமாற்றம் Ēmāṟṟam
insulted அவமானப்படுத்தினார் Avamāṉappaṭuttiṉār
sorrow துக்கம் Tukkam
hurt காயப்படுத்தியது Kāyappaṭuttiyatu

Anger – கோபம் – Kōpam

EnglishTamil ScriptPronunciationSound

jealousy – பொறாமை – Poṟāmai

EnglishTamil ScriptPronunciationSound
frustration ஏமாற்றம் Ēmāṟṟam
dislike வெறுப்பு Veṟuppu
hate வெறுக்கிறேன் Veṟukkiṟēṉ
irritation எரிச்சல்Ericcal

Fear – பயம் – Payam

EnglishTamil ScriptPronunciationSound
horror திகில் Tikil
shock அதிர்ச்சிAtircci
anxiety கவலைKavalai
nervous பதட்டமாகPataṭṭamāka

Surprise – ஆச்சரியம் – Āccariyam

EnglishTamil ScriptPronunciationSound
amazed வியப்படைந்தார்Viyappaṭaintār
astonished வியந்தார்Viyantār

Happiness – மகிழ்ச்சி – Makiḻcci

EnglishTamil ScriptPronunciationSound
pleasure மகிழ்ச்சி Makiḻcci
hope நம்பிக்கை Nampikkai
pride பெருமை Perumai
relief துயர் நீக்கம் Tuyar nīkkam
enthusiastic உற்சாகமான Uṟcākamāṉa

Love – அன்பு – Aṉpu

EnglishTamil ScriptPronunciationSound
adore வணங்குVaṇaṅku
compassionate இரக்கமுள்ளIrakkamuḷḷa
caring- அக்கறையுள்ள Akkaṟaiyuḷḷa
fond பிடிக்கும் Piṭikkum

It makes sense to pair apologies with the correct content. Here are some examples in English to support your words:

EnglishTamil ScriptPronunciationSound
I am sorry about my anger என் கோபத்திற்கு வருந்துகிறேன் Eṉ kōpattiṟku varuntukiṟēṉ
I am sorry, I was surprised – மன்னிக்கவும், நான் ஆச்சரியப்பட்டேன் Maṉṉikkavum, nāṉ āccariyappaṭṭēṉ
I am sorry I screamed; you scared me – நான் கத்தினேன் மன்னிக்கவும்; நீ என்னை பீதியடைய செய்துவிட்டாய் Nāṉ kattiṉēṉ maṉṉikkavum; nī eṉṉai pītiyaṭaiya ceytuviṭṭāy
I am sorry, I fear it is too late – மன்னிக்கவும், இது மிகவும் தாமதமாகிவிட்டதாக நான் அஞ்சுகிறேன் Maṉṉikkavum, itu mikavum tāmatamākiviṭṭatāka nāṉ añcukiṟēṉ
I am sorry, that was really funny – மன்னிக்கவும், அது மிகவும் வேடிக்கையாக இருந்தது Maṉṉikkavum, atu mikavum vēṭikkaiyāka iruntatu
I am sorry, I know you love that sweater and are very fond of it மன்னிக்கவும், நீங்கள் அந்த ஸ்வெட்டரை விரும்புகிறீர்கள், அதை மிகவும் விரும்புகிறீர்கள் என்பது எனக்குத் தெரியும் Maṉṉikkavum, nīṅkaḷ anta sveṭṭarai virumpukiṟīrkaḷ, atai mikavum virumpukiṟīrkaḷ eṉpatu eṉakkut teriyum
English Examples Translated To Tamil

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Learning languages can be complex, and immersing yourself in the surroundings is vital. It would help if you constantly used the language, spoke, listened, and wrote it to learn, and just using a dictionary will not improve the quality of learning.

This is why we’d like to offer you a chance to get to know Ling! Ling is a language learning platform with the option of learning over 60 languages through games. The lessons are free and can be accessed anywhere, anytime, from where you stopped! Even for Tamil language learning, visiting or being in Tamil Nadu will speed up your learning tremendously. If not, prepare for your travel there and while doing so, practice your apologies and many other Tamil words with Ling.

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